Xi Jinping has been talking tough on decarbonising China, but blinked after an energy crisis threatened to derail the world economy.
The fall-out from Evergrande’s problems will be widely felt.
Some national economies will return to their pre-COVID levels this year, others not until 2025. What does this imbalance mean for the global economy?
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.
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.
Coronavirus has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy, and poor diet is the world’s leading cause of ill-health.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
If there is one lesson from history, it is that the economy will pick up again.
Economic lockdowns and border restrictions have caused cross-border movement to plunge. Could this be the beginning of a system that’s more resistant to global ecological disaster and pandemics?
The rush to make personal protective equipment like facemasks and face shields using 3D printers shows that the technology can help circumvent global supply chain disruptions.
Modern supply chains have become increasingly efficient, but as a result are more susceptible to disruptions like the one caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
While countries like the US and Italy have been among the hardest hit, the pandemic is severely straining the health systems and economies of countries across the world.
Starting to feel a little more optimistic? Look away now.
To recover its economy, China must also see the economy of its export destination countries improve.
We cannot have a healthy economy without healthy people.
Beijing might have been ultra-tough on the pandemic, but it has been horizontal in response to the economic shock.
Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.
Despite the delays caused by the coronavirus, China has the capability to at least comply with promises in the phase one trade deal with the US.
With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.