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.
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From policy to performance, a panel of five political experts analyses the first televised leaders' debate of the 2020 New Zealand election campaign.
Digitising healthcare and exporting more sustainable protein alternatives are just some ideas that could help Australia's economy return to form.
After the end of the war, millions of servicemen and women needed a job.
Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in August 2020.
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The speech from the throne is just around the corner. Will the Liberal government make broad and much-needed economic and social change amid the pandemic, or will it give in to the wealthy again?
A young African farmer.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
A Black Lives Matter protester outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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The economic status of Black Americans hasn't changed since the Fed was handed its mandate in 1977. Could targeting Black unemployment, encouraging credit and reporting discrepancies narrow the gap?
Woman selling dried fish at the Benin City market.
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Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.