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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, June 02, 2020

Economic China bets on $2tn high-tech infrastructure plan to spark economy When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang delivered his government's annual work report in Beijing recently, the $2 trillion new high-tech infrastructure initiative was hig....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, June 01, 2020

Economic Protectionism Spreads Globally With the New Coronavirus Alongside growing opposition to Chinese investments, protectionism is widening. Nine of the world’s 10 largest economies have introduced new measures restricting foreign investm....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 29, 2020

Economic IMF says pandemic may skew economic data and cause them to be less accurate The coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the production of many key statistics,” the International Monetary Fund said in a blog post this week. The IMF expl....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 28, 2020

Economic European Union Plans $2 Trillion Coronavirus Response Effort The European Union set out a $2 trillion coronavirus response plan, including a massive pooling of national financial resources that, if approved, would deepen the bloc’s e....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 27, 2020

Medical China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their....

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....

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