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Collapsing consumer demand amid lockdowns cripple Asia-Pacific garment industry
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Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Collapsing consumer demand amid lockdowns cripple Asia-Pacific garment industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered government lockdowns, collapsed consumer demand, and disrupted imports of raw materials, battering the Asia Pacific garment industry especially hard, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organization (ILO).Read Full Article ...
 
A few ‘green shoots’, but future of global trade remains deeply uncertain
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Wednesday, 21 October 2020
A few ‘green shoots’, but future of global trade remains deeply uncertain
Although global trade is making a frail recovery, the outlook remains uncertain, UN trade and development body UNCTAD said on Wednesday, in announcing its late...
 
One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic
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Monday, 19 October 2020
One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic
An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen signi...
 
‘Biocups’, electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand: a
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Sunday, 18 October 2020
‘Biocups’, electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand: a
The private sector in Thailand has a key role to play in helping the south-east Asian country to reach poverty reduction and sustainable development goals agre...
 
UN chief announces major push to transform harmful food systems
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Monday, 12 October 2020
UN chief announces major push to transform harmful food systems
The UN chief António Guterres set out a new plan to transform the world’s food systems on Monday - coinciding with the start of World Food Week - which will cu...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.