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Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 25-30 January

The UK’s Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is held in Battersea Park from January 25 to January 30, 2022. Organized by Harvey (Management Services) Ltd, the fascinating fair offers great opportunities for antique lovers to look into a variety of items from precious objects and furniture to arts and accessories as old as three centuries.

The fair holds events in winter, spring and autumn annually. Last year, in the month of October, the fair achieved great success and it’s expected that the success will progressively continue this year as well. 

The popular fair, originally designed by Patricia Harvey, allows art collectors to explore formal antiques against modern designs. It inspires visitors with eye-catching designs of art items in different settings.

150 exhibitors participate in this art venue, showcasing a set of classic antiques including lights, mirror, paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and so many more. It's a place where specialist dealers and antiques fanatics come together to appreciate classic to contemporary works of art.

Battersea Kitchen provide visitors with high-quality meals and drinks. Dogs are allowed in the fair, good news for those who would like to walk around with their dogs while enjoying the striking beauty and glamor of the decoratives and collectibles.

The exact location of the top-notch exhibition is: London Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London.

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By Saha on January 26, 2022

Recovery of Singapore's Tourism

The Singapore Tourism Board announced good news on the recovery of its tourism sector. Tourism receipts made it to an estimated $1.9 billion Singapore dollars last year, with 330,000 visitor arrivals, the data from the country’s tourism board declared.

Even though, the figures are low compared to 2020, with 2.7 million visitors.

From 2020 through 2021, the tourism industry in Singapore set down overall year-over-year slump in the number of visitors and tourism expenditures, which happened following great tourism work within January and February 2020.  

The country’s borders were shot down in March 2020 to avoid the surge of covid-19 cases.

The Singapore Tourism Board declared growth in tourism in the last three quarters of 2021. The rate of international tourists jumped 221% over this time in comparison with the same period in 2020.

China, India and Indonesia accounted for the major sources of international tourists who visited Singapore in 2021.

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By Saha on January 25, 2022

National Restaurant Association's Call for Congress Aid

The National Restaurant Association’s request for contribution to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund comes amidst the omicron spread. In 2021, a fund of $28.6 billion was designed to help bars and restaurants struck badly by the covid-19. A restaurant’s total losses for one single location stood at $5 million.

Following depletion in funds, restaurants have called up for Congress to help with the crisis. In spite of lawmakers’ legislation to aid, the bills haven’t picked up steam. Seemingly, Biden and his administration has failed to back the industry.

However, the spread of the virus might be a game CHANGER. According to the report from the National Restaurant Association, 88% of restaurants faced a decline in indoor dining demand in the wake of the omicron.

Sean Kennedy, the National Restaurant Association’s top lobbyist, in his letter to Congress stated that the industry hasn’t been able to recreate the job opportunities lost as soon as the pandemic’s hit, over 650,000 jobs were lost.

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By Saha on January 24, 2022

Arab Health 2022

Arab Health 2022 provides a ground for visitors to follow developments in healthcare industry. Attendees will be able to participate in the fair and catch up with the latest. The fair is held in Dubai World Trade Centre from January 24 to January 27, 2022.

One of the most prominent medical equipment fairs across the Middle East, Arab Health offers the most recent inventions in health field. A wide-ranging CME conferences are held in the exhibition to learn (CME stands for Continuing Medical Education).

In the fair, eight product categories from different companies are displayed. They include disposables and consumer goods, orthopedics and physiotherapy, imaging and diagnostics, healthcare and general services, IT systems and solutions, healthcare infrastructure and assets, wellness and prevention as well as medical equipment and devices.

Participants will be able to gain knowledge and information in a single healthcare platform, instead of exploring several health events.

So, save time and energy to visit the place!

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By Saha on January 24, 2022

Lipsticks Export Jumps up in 2021

Lipsticks exports from France has increased in the global market, according to IndexBox recent report.

Lip make-up preparations exports totaled 5.9K tonnes, from January through October 2021, representing 11% higher than what it was over the same period of time in the previous year. China is the country with the largest portion of lipstick imports from France, its purchases jumped by 53% over the same period.

The price of lip make-up preparations from the European country was on average estimated at $124 per kg from January to October 2021, a jump of 18% compared to the same period a year before.  

Apart from China, countries including the U.S., Italy, Spain and Singapore increased their imports from France. However, the UK, Russia and Germany’s imports fell. Increase in lipstick supplies denotes an improvement in the world’s cosmetics market.

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By Saha on January 24, 2022

Great Lakes Trade Expo 2022

Organized by Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, Great Lakes Trade Expo (GLTE) presents educational programs as well as certifications in all areas of the green industry. The exhibition will be held at the Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan from 24 to 26 January, 2022.

A large group of more than 250 companies will showcase their green products and services in 400 pavilions. Visitors can enjoy the trade show which will help them save money, promote their sales and expand their businesses to gain more profits. The main objective of the expo is to develop a green economy through business interactions and promote horticulture and floriculture.

So here is the plan of this year’s show:

Monday, January 24: Educational purposes

Tuesday, January 25: Education & Trade Show (Hours include 10:30 AM-4:00 PM)

Wednesday, January 26: Education & Trade Show (Hours include 10:30 AM-3:00 PM)

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By Saha on January 23, 2022

Worst Week for Amazon Stocks in 4 Years

Amazon stocks dropped 12% this week, marking the worst week within four years since December 21, 2018, when they jumped down 13.4%.

This comes due to the huge pressure from technology market sell-off. Markets faced the decline on Friday amidst the struggles faced by investors, who are concerned over higher interest rates as well as some company earnings reports.

The market indexes including Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.9%, 1.3%, and 1.3%, respectively.

With the Federal Reserve resorting to increase interest rates frequently in 2021 in order to deal with rising inflation, many investors are troubled. Additionally, on Thursday, Netflix announced a distressing subscriber prospect and its stocks dropped nearly 22% the next day.

Netflix will be the first main technology company to publish earnings report in this season. Companies like Apple, Microsoft and Tesla will declare their financial reports this week. Amazon’s plan is for the fourth quarter, February 3.

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By Saha on January 22, 2022

Tide Detergent High Prices

Procter and Gamble Co. Pampers, brand of baby and toddler products, is increasing its prices amidst higher freight costs. Retailers already know about surging prices of washing products including Tide detergent and Downy softener dryer sheets, which is going to come into effect on February 28.

Prices have already surged on 10 product groups involving baby care, family care, feminine care, adult incontinence, hair care, home care, grooming, oral care and skincare.

Throughout 2021, the producer price rate raised 9.7% and accordingly the consumer price rate went up 7% over this time, which is the highest since 1982.

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By Saha on January 19, 2022

FITUR Tourism Fair

FITUR, the annual international tourism fair in Latin America brings together professionals in global tourism to introduce their brands, see brand-new products, and get to know the latest trends in tourism industry.

The aim of one of the largest expos in the world is to develop programs to bring diversity and sustainability to the world of tourism. Tourism experts, domestic and international, come here to catch up with the latest in the industry, converse, consult, and communicate with one another.

Held in Ifema trade fair center in Madrid, is the leading exhibition in the Iberian Peninsula. In domestic stalls, participants bring in contact with tourism deciders and experts, travel agencies as well as tourism associations.

A niche for the Latin American market, the global fair is adjacent to the international airport and easily accessible via public transportation. Due to Covid-19, safety regulations are in place. The fair’s schedule is from January 19, to January 23, 2022.

The exhibition had a record high in 2020, with 11,040 companies from around the world, 150,011 pros as well as 111,089 public visitors.

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By Saha on January 19, 2022

Record Investment in Space Firms in 2021

The recent report by New York-based firm Space Capital states that private investing in space companies hit a record in 2021. Private investment in space companies reached $14.5 billion last year, up over 50% from that of 2020. Sierra Space, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and Planet Labs invested a record of $250 million.

Investment in space field is categorized ininfrastructure, distribution and application” the report said. Infrastructure or space companies include those that make satellites and rockets. Space Capital monitors 1,694 firms; they have totally received $252.9 billion through world's equity investments in all three categories since 2012.   

There was a record investment by venture capital companies in three categories, the quarterly report emphasized. 

Last year, venture investment in space-related companies stood at $17.1, representing 3% of overall global venture capital, the report underlined. The public markets are undergoing a change as technology and stocks are struck by rising interest rates. Chad C. Anderson, Founder and Managing Partner of Space Capital, expressed concern over this saying that if selloff in the public markets continues, it might not be easy for venture companies to raise investment like in 2021.

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By Saha on January 18, 2022