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first_imgTwenty percent of the survey’s respondents also said they had tried online grocery shopping for the first time in March.“Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods are usually low, but more people tried it. I think it can be the new normal to buy groceries online,” Lamba added.The survey also showed that 18 percent of respondents also reported doing sports or fitness activities more during the quarantine, while 13 percent of respondents said they tried an online fitness class for the first time during quarantine.“This is a good opportunity for fitness service providers to tap into online classes or to further promote their online products,” Lamba said.Consumers in Indonesia are reporting doing more handwashing and more fitness activities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. (Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum/-)A consumer shift toward a more hygienic and healthier lifestyle is concurrent with Google Trend’s data, which show an upward trend in searches for the “immunity” keyword since early March after the President announced the first two cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia.As people try to stay active and healthy to maintain good immunity, they are also staying indoors to comply with the government’s call for physical distancing. The survey also reported that weekend traveling had declined by 77 percent in March, while going to malls for leisure and watching movies in cinemas was down by 76 and 65 percent, respectively.The MMA questioned 500 people in five major cities across Indonesia from March 20 to 21 for the consumer survey while it is also monitoring 80 business to business respondents for the business sentiment survey.   Topics : “In the first week after COVID-19 spread to Indonesia, we saw people stocking up. But now we are not seeing that as much,” said SurveySensum founder and CEO Rajiv Lamba at a webinar on Friday.People are buying products from markets in bigger packages as they continue to stay at home more, Lamba said, in line with retailers’ report of a shift in consumer behavior to buy in bulk.The survey findings were also in line with retailers’ report of an uptick in demand for hygiene products as Indonesia declared a public health emergency over COVID-19 on March 31, imposing large-scale social restrictions. COVID-19 cases in Indonesia soared within a month from zero to 2,273 cases with 198 dead, among the highest death rates in the world.Read also: Staple foods safe, but masks, sanitizer gone from markets as consumer behavior shiftscenter_img A consumer survey in Indonesia has shown that people are buying more health and hygiene products and trying online fitness classes as the coronavirus continues to spread.In the survey, conducted recently by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum, 85 percent of respondents reported doing more handwashing while 46 percent said they took vitamin supplements.The survey is backed by data from Nielsen showing that the value of liquid hand soap, for example, saw a 285 percent increase in March compared to the first two months of 2020. People are also buying more hand sanitizer, liquid antiseptic and wet tissues.last_img read more

first_imgIn contrast, low-volatility manager Quoniam performed worst, it said.The pension fund credited its currency hedge for contributing 3.1 percentage points to its overall gain of 7.5%. The €25.5bn pension fund of Dutch banking group Rabobank has slashed its equity holdings by almost 5 percentage points in favour of government bonds and credit.In its annual report, it indicated that its decision had been triggered by the growth of its equity portfolio, which yielded 9.2% last year.It reduced its equity exposure to 38.2% at the end of 2017.Emerging markets in particular performed well, the scheme said, with asset manager Fidelity outperforming its benchmark by almost 6.7% while focusing on quality and growth. Rabobank’s headquarters in Utrecht, NetherlandsRabobank’s 40.4% fixed income allocation gained 0.2% overall, largely due to its credit holdings, which benefited from a reduced risk premium as a result of improved economic conditions, as well as the ECB’s quantitative easing programme.With a yield of 8.6%, infrastructure had performed well for the fifth consecutive year, according to the Rabobank Pensioenfonds.It cited “enthusiasm among governments embracing new projects” as well as the development of data sets and benchmarks.Rabobank has targeted a 2.5% allocation to infrastructure, which it expects to achieve by 2020.The scheme attributed the 0.2% profit from its private equity holdings predominantly to the J-curve effect of the portfolio, which is still under construction, as well as the currency effects of the US dollar.Commodities and high yield credit returned 5.9% and 6.2%, respectively.The annual report showed that residential property had significantly contributed to the 8.7% gain on the scheme’s overall property portfolio, which made up 10% of its total assets. Portfolios managed by Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance and Bouwinvest Residential Fund delivered 19.5% and 15.6%, respectively.It added that it wanted to make 15% of its residential property energy-neutral by 2030.The Rabobank scheme also reported that it had divested its Dutch office and retail holdings, and that it was planning to gradually sell out of its international funds.The pension fund said its sponsoring employer had made an additional contribution of €160m to guarantee that annual pensions accrual could be maintained at 2%, as a consequence of an agreement with the trade unions when it switched to collective defined contribution arrangements in 2013.It granted its participants a 0.2% indexation last month. At June-end, its coverage ratio stood at 117.7%.Last year, the scheme saw a sharp decrease of the number of active members, which dropped by 4,600 to 27,924 in the wake of reshuffles within the business.As a result of the falling number of contributing employees, administration costs rose from €236 to €241 per participant and the number of pensioners’ representatives on the board and the accountability body had increased relative to workers’ delegates, the scheme said.last_img read more

first_imgSenior citizens (those 60 years old and older) and youngsters (those below 21 years old) here may go out of their houses but only for the following reasons: He said this is one of the reasons why he allowed the elderly and youngsters to go out of their homes during the general modified community quarantine (MGCQ). ILOILO City – The city government conducted a flag-raising ceremony yesterday morning, over roughly three months after the metro was placed under strict community quarantine to avert transmission of coronavirus disease 2019. While the city aims to shift to the “new normal,” Treñas stressed that health protocols should be ensured.  Treñas mentioned his plans to create programs that would cushion the mental impact of quarantine. “Mag-observe sang social distancing, use face mask and alcohol all the time para sigurado man ang health sang tanan naton nga mga pumoluyo,” the mayor said. * if they are going to work Treñas recently issued Executive Order No. 086-B, Series of 2020 reiterating the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on the movement of people under MGCQ. Treñas also said he had not ordered compliance officers to be strict and immediately apprehend people not observing physical distancing or not wearing facemask. “Indi sila pagdakpon, aton guro sa syudad indi kita magdakop, masaway lang kita. We have to be considerate, pila na ka bulan nabukot ang aton tigulang, ang mga vulnerable sector in society but kinahanglan man sila hatagan tyansa,” Treñas said. He assured that transactions at the city hall offices are ongoing and minimum health standards are in place. * to stroll or exercise at the Iloilo Esplanade “Gusto ko makita na sang tanan nga naga-amat-amat na kita balik sa normal,” said Mayor Treñas Jerry during Monday’s activity. * to buy basic necessities According to Treñas, compliance officers won’t apprehend these segments of the population if their reasons for leaving their houses were among those he cited. Mayor Jerry Treñas (center) of Iloilo Iloilo City together with Sangguniang Panlungsod members, city hall departments and employees attend a flag-raising ceremony at the Plaza Libertad grounds on Monday, three months after the metro was placed under community quarantine to avert transmission of coronavirus disease 2019. ARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO The city government has mobilized over 200 compliance officers to ensure that people minimum public health safety standards such as the wearing of facemask, observing physical distancing and frequent handwashing. Sangguniang Panlungsod members, city hall department heads and employees were all present. These measures can curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, according to the Department of Health./PNlast_img read more