COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 26, 2020

Economic In Coronavirus Fight, Uncertainty Emerges as the New Enemy Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer notes that the coronavirus itself, of course, remains the biggest issue. “The longer it takes to fix the uncertainty about the pandem

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 25, 2020

Economic Xi stresses analysing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective- CPPCC 2020 Xi called for consolidating the fundamental role of agriculture, ensuring stability on the six fronts and security in the six areas,

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 22, 2020

Strategic Two Sessions 2020: China increases defence spending by 6.6 per cent but sets no GDP target, focuses on Hong Kong national security law Beijing has announced an increase of 6.6 per cent in its military spending, but did not set a targe

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 21, 2020

Economic Coronavirus stimulus inflation risk depends on politics, not economics What shifts a society from being in the column of present-day Japan or the U.S. to being in the column with Argentina of the 1980s or Weimar Germany of the 1920s wi

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 20, 2020

Economic Celebrities and ostentatious wealth lose their appeal in coronavirus crisis The outsized egos and ostentatious displays of wealth that were once so captivating now feel weirdly pointless and even irrelevant. But will there be a recalib

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 19, 2020

Economic Merkel, Breaking German ‘Taboo,’ Backs Shared E.U. Debt to Tackle Virus Faced with economic calamity and the threat of the coronavirus further fracturing the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on May 18 broke with

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 18, 2020

Economic Huawei ban sets up game of chicken between world's biggest economies Trump's rhetoric on Beijing has turned increasingly aggressive in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in the U.S., but the Commerce Department's new rul

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 15, 2020

Strategic From Japan to US, pandemic 'exit plans' take shape Japan, its Asian neighbours, European countries and the U.S. are all looking to carve their own unique paths toward the same destination -- an exit from the coronavirus crisis that ha

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 14, 2020

Economic China refuses to give up developing country status in WTO Despite the Trump administration's strong protests against China's unfair trading advantages in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Chinese representative to the Geneva-base

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 13, 2020

Economic Japan, US affirm need for WTO reform Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer affirmed the need for reforms to the World Trade Organization in a phone call on May 12, the Foreign Ministry said.

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