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COVID-19: The global food supply chain is holding up, for now
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Thursday, 02 April 2020
COVID-19: The global food supply chain is holding up, for now
The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is so far having little impact on the global food supply chain, but that could change for the worse – and soon – if anxiety-driven panic by major food importers takes hold, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.Read Full Article ...
 
FROM THE FIELD: Sunny days power a better life for displaced Nigerians
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Wednesday, 01 April 2020
FROM THE FIELD: Sunny days power a better life for displaced Nigerians
Water boreholes powered by solar energy are helping to improve life for Nigerians displaced by conflict, according to the UN’s International Organization for M...
 
Low-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advances
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Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Low-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advances
The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activitie...
 
$2.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package needed for world’s emerging economies
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Sunday, 29 March 2020
$2.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package needed for world’s emerging economies
The economic fallout from COVID-19 is likely to get “much worse” before it gets better for some six billion people living in developing economies, the UN said ...
 
A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal s...
 
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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.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    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.