Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has already held top positions in several international bodies.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be better able to balance policies between the advanced economies and developing ones to achieve sustainable global economic growth and development.
Have we been saved from the worst unemployment levels since 2013?
Before the prospect of a vaccine, the UK was looking at a doubling of unemployment. Things look rosier now.
Global economic support for COVID-19 relief is providing an opportunity to kick-start a shift toward a green future.
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Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.
Bustling businesses in Manchester feel like a distant memory.
Economic support for small and medium enterprises requires a regional approach.
The next administration will need to carefully weigh the economic, social and environmental impacts of both climate change and the policy responses.
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After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.
A worker repackages vaccines in a factory owned by Indonesia’s pharmaceutical firm Bio Farma in Bandung, West Java.
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If Indonesia can maximise its role as the hub for the production and distribution of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines for Southeast Asia region, the country may gain profits.
A demonstration against the Job Creation Bill in Banyumas.
The Job Creation Bill is alleged to enrich only the elites and harm the working class.
Researchers develop COVID-19 vaccines in Bio Farma, Indonesia’s pharmaceutical holding company Bio Farma in Bandung, West Java.
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Delaying a widespread vaccination program would cause not only higher causalities but also long term economic loss for Indonesia.
Pick a political flavour: a Christchurch ice cream shop named its offerings after the party leaders during the 2020 campaign.
It was a campaign like no other, and while there were missed opportunities and lapses of judgement, the fact New Zealanders are voting in a safe and fair election is reason enough to celebrate.
A man looks at foreign currency exchange rates on an electronic panel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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The agreement marks a key milestone in strengthening bilateral financial cooperation between the world's largest exporter, China, and Southeast Asia's largest economy, Indonesia.
The 2020 budget explained in 7 charts: the major cuts and spends, the new tax rates, and that almighty debt.
The government wants consumers to spend, spend, spend: the question is whether they will feel confident to do so.
The government has brought forward planned future tax cuts. And while some say we shouldn't be cutting taxes during a recession, the plan has its merits.
Assuming jobs will grow as JobKeeper is wound back is a leap of faith.
The federal budget is set to deliver faster tax cuts and cash for pensioners amid a Herculean push to create more jobs.
Increased automation threatens job security in South Africa’s auto industry.
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Automation in South Africa's auto industry may have made car manufacturing easier, faster, and more productive but it comes with social and employment costs.
Michelle Grattan discusses the upcoming budget with Chris Richardson
More than half of the allocated funds will go towards making 'digital government' easier to do business with.
With the Australian economy expected to be 6% smaller by mid-next year, when compared with the end of last year, Josh Frydenberg has delivered a sombre outlook.
Lagos only gets about 10 percent of its electricity needs, leaving its 20 million inhabitants to their own devices.
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Nigeria's unreliable power supply comes with a triple challenge of social, economic and environmental costs.