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Samuel Becher

Samuel Becher

Associate Professor of Business Law, Victoria University of Wellington
In my research I strive to integrate interdisciplinary insights into legal analysis. I hold a Masters and a doctorate degree in law from Yale Law School.

Why the Australasian Health Star Rating needs major changes to make it work

Jun 19, 2019 02:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Unhealthy diets cause multiple physical and mental health problems. To help consumers make healthier choices, Australia and New Zealand introduced the voluntary Health Star Rating (HSR) system in 2014. The system is...

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Economy

PBoC to maintain prudent monetary policy but with flexibility to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to maintain a prudent monetary policy but with flexibility this year to ensure reasonably adequate liquidity, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. China...

Wage growth has stagnated under Australia's EBAs, unlikely to pick-up soon: ANZ Research

The average annual wage increase (AAWI) under new enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) has idled at 2.7 percent for the three quarters to September 2019. The private sector recorded a slight decline to 2.7 percent in...

.Australian bonds edge tad up ahead of RBA’s February meeting minutes, January employment report

The Australian bonds edged tad higher during morning hours of the first trading day of the week Monday ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias (RBA) February monetary policy meeting minutes, scheduled to be released on...

UK gilts surge in muted trading session in wake of latest political developments

The United Kingdoms gilts remained flat during European trading hours Friday amid a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the overnight political developments, which saw PM Johnson...

German bunds jump following worse-than-expected Q4 economic growth

The German bunds jumped during afternoon session Thursday following worse-than-expected economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2019, also falling from the previous reading. The German 10-year bond yield, which move...

Politics

How Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated Valentine’s Day on social media

Former First Couple Barack and Michelle Obama remain just as popular today even after they moved out of the White House. Naturally, fans did not miss the loving posts the couple made on social media on Valentines...

Donald and Melania Trump’s son Barron Trump might pursue a career in fashion, says commentator

Donald Trump and Melanias son Barron isnt usually seen going with his dad and mom in public engagements. However, he recently stole the spotlight from his famous parents when fans noticed that he experienced a massive...

Donald Trump, Melania Trump leave NASCAR Race before it started

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the recent Daytona 500 festivities that were scheduled to begin over the weekend. But it appeared that the couple did not stay very long either as they already...

Ivanka Trump attends the Global Women's Forum in Dubai and not everyone was pleased

First Daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump attended the Global Womens Forum in Dubai. During the roundtable discussion with other influential women, it seemed that not everyone was happy to be...

US President Donald Trump seen struggling to read his Daytona 500 welcome speech

At the recent NASCAR Daytona 500 race, President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump made an appearance to welcome guests and supporters. As Trump was to give his welcome speech, many noticed how he was...

Science

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Asteroids: Footage reveals a space rock seen exploding over England

The chances of an asteroid actually colliding with the Earth are very slim, with a good chance of the space rock actually causing catastrophic damage being equally small. But there are still instances of space rocks...

Asteroids explode as host stars die due to its light

Asteroids are among the objects many can see in space, and many of them approach the planet, passing by the Earths orbit and into other parts of the Solar System. A new report reveals that asteroids actually explode as its...

Asteroids: NASA spots potentially hazardous rock approaching Earth

Asteroids are believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago, but it bears wondering if the Earth today could be affected in the same manner. NASA tracked down an asteroid that could...

Technology

‘League of Legends’ patch 10.4 release date: Some champions will be nerfed while others buffed

The League of Legends patch 10.4 release date will be arriving in a few days. Meanwhile, here are some of the changes that the patch would bring to the game. The League of Legends patch 10.4 will bring a host of changes...

Nintendo Switch games 2020: ‘Axiom Verge 2,’ ‘Gods & Monsters,’ ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ set to arrive to the console this year

Nintendo console gamers have a lot to look forward to this year. Here are some of the exciting titles that will be making their way to the Switch console. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pokémon...

‘PUBG’ update 6.2 introduces 8v8 Team Deathmatch to the game’s console and pc versions

PUBG update 6.2 is now live in the PUBG test server bringing with it a cool new feature the Team Deathmatch. The update also introduced changes to its gameplay that affect grenades, parachute function, and the Karakin...

‘PUBG Mobile’ 0.17.0 release date is reportedly delayed to March

Battle royale gaming fans may have been wondering where is the PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 patch now. The update has been widely anticipated to go live this week, but it has not happened yet as of this writing. It now appears...

Google Pixel 5 is rumored to feature an ‘ultra low power mode’

Tech fans have plenty of hardware products anticipated to be announced by Google this year. There is no denying, though, that on top of the bill is the Pixel 5. The company has yet to reveal its plans for its next flagship...
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