Texas’ announced it is ending its COVID-19 restrictions. Its vaccination rate is among the lowest in the U.S., and its case numbers are still high.
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The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
Paragliding near Nkawkaw draws thousands of visitors every April.
Festivals in Ghana are evolving as tourist attractions.
Problems inside problems inside problems.
One year on from when lockdowns began in the west, specialists reflect on how these two fields have responded to the crisis.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
The success of Brazil’s vaccine program will have a ripple effect on countries to which it exports commodities such as steel.
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The world's most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
GameStop logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio.
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It's up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
The lower global oil price hit Nigeria's economic mainstay. The country has seen job losses, a slowdown in production and health challenges to the workforce.
New Zealand scores well against other countries — especially over its handling of the pandemic — but there are still areas that need improving.
Fortunately, it doesn’t stand for U-turn.
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A momentary peak may succumb to a slow recovery
The housing market has behaved unpredictably during the pandemic.
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The pandemic has had unexpected effects on the housing market, causing a rush to sell. But is this the right moment?
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We find low taxes on the rich bring economies little benefit. This suggests there is a strong economic case for raising taxes on the rich to help repair public finances following the pandemic.
AirBNB IPO share price as at December 10, 2020.
Airbnb is taking a very bold step by issuing a multi billion dollar IPO during a global economic slowdown – something that was unthinkable a few years ago.
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.