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Chinese bankers' macroeconomic heat index drops in Q3: survey******
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Bankers' macroeconomic heat index came in at 38.6 percent in China, down 7.3 percentage points from the previous quarter, according to a nationwide banker survey conducted by the central bank.
Among the surveyed bankers, 71.8 percent deemed the current macroeconomic climate "normal," down 7.5 percentage points from the previous quarter, and 25.5 percent deemed it "relatively cool," up 11 percentage points from the previous quarter.
For the next quarter, bankers' macroeconomic heat expectation index is projected at 42.5 percent, 3.9 percentage points higher than that of the current quarter.
The banking industry climate index came in at 70 percent, up by 0.4 percentage points from the previous quarter, and up by 3.9 percentage points from a year ago.
The banking profitability index was 65.1 percent, up 1.3 percentage points from the previous quarter, and up 4.9 percentage points from the same period of last year. Enditem
Spain to stay true to style with a draw enough for Qatar ticket******
MADRID, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Spain will qualify for their 12th consecutive World Cup finals if they win or draw at home to Sweden in Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja on Sunday night.。
Spain's 1-0 win in Greece thanks to a Pablo Sarabia penalty, coupled with Sweden's shock 2-0 defeat in Georgia has turned the table in the group with Spain now holding a one-point advantage going into the last game.。
Three days ago, it looked as if Spain would have to win their final game, but now a draw will be enough to book their ticket to Qatar in November 2022.。
Coach Luis Enrique has already said his side will look to take the game to their rivals and stay true to their style of play, but the Spanish will be aware that their last two results against the Swedes are not good.。
The Swedes came back from a goal down to win 2-1 in Stockholm in September, with Alexander Isak and Viktor Claesson overturning Carlos Soler's fourth minute opener for the Spanish.。
Spain also failed to score against Sunday's rivals in a 0-0 draw in Seville in the group stage of this summer's European Championship. Although a repeat of that result would take the Spanish directly to Qatar, that would certainly cause some frayed nerves.。
Luis Enrique is likely to make several changes to his side in order to try and maintain as many fresh legs as possible on the pitch. Pau Torres will probably step into central defense for Inigo Martinez, who ended Thursday with a minor calf problem, while the experienced duo of Jordi Alba and Cesar Azpilicueta could come in as full backs.。
Dani Olmo will replace Raul de Tomas, and Sergio Busquets also looks likely to start. Solar will probably step into the side for 17-year-old Gavi, who also ended Thursday's game with slight physical problems.。
The Spanish have everything in their favor to keep up their World Cup record, with the only question marks over their game being whether they will be able to turn possession into chances, and whether the Swedes will catch them on the break. Enditem。
US travel nurses paid higher than doctors amid Omicron spread******
US travel nurses now earn higher salaries even than doctors as the spread of Omicron drives up demand, a Singaporean newspaper has reported.
The highly contagious variant has overwhelmed the US health care system, forcing many tiring nurses to quit their jobs and pushing up the demand for travel nurses, Chinese-language paper Lianhe Zaobao reported.
Some of these travel nurses, who aren't attached to a single hospital and work on short-term contracts, could get payment as much as 8,000 US dollars per week, even higher than some surgeons, according to the report.
Analysts said that payment of travel nurses has witnessed a 35-percent increase in 2020, and would record a predicted rise of 40 percent in 2021.
Some hospitals are reportedly pushed to offer short-term contracts of four to six weeks to these nurses due to the lack of staff, while some nurses begin to fulfill their dreams of traveling around the United States by hopping from one hospital to another.