Chicken export banned

Updated 04 October 2012
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Chicken export banned

The Kingdom banned the export of chicken yesterday.
The move, aiming to ensure the meat’s sufficient supply to the local market and keep prices stabilized, was announced by Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.
“The price of chicken feed, which matters 70 percent in poultry farming, has increased at the rate of 30 to 40 percent recently causing the prices of domestic and imported chicken to rise,” the ministry said in a statement. It hoped that the prices would fall as the international prices of chicken feed components for the months of October and November have dropped.
The ministry also attributed the cause of the chicken price hike to factors such as losses to some farmers because of the high death rate of chicken, the SPA reported. The statement also said that chicken would be considered a major food item and governed by regulations of food supply.


Samsung delays Galaxy Fold media events in China

Updated 22 April 2019
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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold media events in China

  • Instead of plaudits ahead of the phone’s launch on April 26 in the US, Samsung has instead received brickbats
  • The hashtag #foldgate trended on Twitter because of the smartphone issues

SEOUL: Smartphone maker Samsung postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a company official said, days after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples.
The official did not elaborate on reasons or rescheduling.
Instead of plaudits ahead of the phone’s launch on April 26 in the United States, the South Korean conglomerate has been blighted by technology journalists reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens after using their samples for as little as a day.
Samsung said it received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of the $1,980 handset, raising the specter of the combustible Galaxy Note 7 three years ago which the firm ultimately pulled from shelves at massive cost.
The reviewers’ reports of broken screens went viral online and prompted the creation of hashtag #foldgate on Twitter.
Samsung has hailed the folding design as the future in a field that has seen few surprises since Apple’s iPhone in 2007. Chinese rival Huawei Technologies has also announced a folding handset, the Mate X.
The Samsung official on Monday said it had no change to its previously announced release date in the United States.
It plans to begin South Korean and European sales in May, and Chinese sales from an undisclosed date.