Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 15 February - 22 February 2021

Economic
Facebook blocks Australian news sites

Social media giant Facebook on Feb 17 blocked news content sharing in Australia, in response to a new media law that is under consideration. The...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 08 February - 14 February 2021

Economic
No matter how you slice the data, the car in your driveway is an emissions asterisk

The International Energy Agency in 2016 estimated that if 50% of all new cars were electric, petroleum...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 01 February - 7 February 2021

Economic
Big oil’s huge losses raise prospect of mega mergers

Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell recorded more than $50bn in losses between them last year, as the pandemic-driven crash in oil demand...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 25 January - 31 January 2021

Economic
Soaring container rates risk stifling post-COVID recovery

The surge in international container-shipping rates in recent months has left companies reliant on maritime transport facing delays...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 18 January - 24 January 2021

Economic
China was largest recipient of FDI in 2020 — UNCTAD report

China was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world during...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 11 January - 17 January 2021

Economic
France wants suspension of 'poisonous' US-Europe trade spat

The European Union and the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden should suspend a trade dispute to give...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 04 January - 10 January 2021

Economic
China’s New Rules Amp up Pressure on U.S. Businesses

Beijing hit back against recent U.S. restrictions targeting Chinese companies, saying it plans to ban Chinese firms and citizens from...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 28 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

Economic
EU, China Agree on Terms of Investment Pact Despite U.S. Wariness

The European Union and China agreed in principle on an investment accord after seven years of negotiations that promises to...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 21 December - 27 December 2020

Economic
Firms Want to Adjust Supply Chains Post-Pandemic, but Changes Take Time

The coronavirus pandemic snarled the world’s sprawling supply chains for months, shutting factories, disrupting...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 14 December - 20 December 2020

Economic
Google cries foul after EU unveils new laws challenging ‘gatekeeping’ supremacy of tech giants

US firm Google has complained that proposed new EU laws aimed at curbing tech giants’...

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