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Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by as much as $450 billion: World Bank
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Monday, 27 July 2020
Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by as much as $450 billion: World Bank
The African Continental Free Trade Area represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, broaden economic inclusion and help “expand opportunities for all Africans”, hailed a World Bank official on Monday, which if fully implemented, could boost regional income by around $450 billion.Read Full Article ...
 
Amid fears of worst recession in decades, urgent calls for solidarity, a united economic front
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Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Amid fears of worst recession in decades, urgent calls for solidarity, a united economic front
With multilateral cooperation under strain, senior UN officials, Nobel laureates and eminent academic experts, gathered virtually on Wednesday for the launch o...
 
'Temporary Basic Income' could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world’s poorest
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Wednesday, 22 July 2020
'Temporary Basic Income' could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world’s poorest
The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billio...
 
‘COVID-19 is making a global childcare crisis even worse’: UNICEF chief
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020
‘COVID-19 is making a global childcare crisis even worse’: UNICEF chief
Following the release of a UN study that shows at least 40 million children have missed out on early childhood education due to measures to combat COVID-19, th...
 
A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 cris
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Saturday, 11 July 2020
A taxing problem: how to ensure the poor and vulnerable don’t shoulder the cost of the COVID-19 cris
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in whic...
 
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