Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 12 October- 18 October

Economic
US considers adding China's Ant Group to trade blacklist

The U.S. State Department has submitted a proposal for the Trump administration to add China's Ant Group to a trade blacklist,...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 05 October - 11 October 2020

Economic
Dawn breaks on a new age of economic thinking

The deepest economic crises are also crucibles for new economic thinking. The Depression led to Keynesian macroeconomics. The second world war...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 28 September - 04 October 2020

Economic
Rich nations tighten firehose of aid as virus outlasts early efforts

If Round One of the coronavirus relief effort was the economic equivalent of “shock and awe,” new plans being developed...

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

Economic
China’s biggest chipmaker SMIC hit by US sanctions

The US government has imposed sanctions on China’s biggest chipmaker, dealing further damage to the country’s semiconductor industry after...

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

Economic
Global Trade Returns Faster Than Expected

Global trade is rebounding much more quickly this year than it did after the 2008 financial crisis, lifting parts of the world economy and defying...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 7 September - 13 September 2020

Economic
China to revive international yuan drive along belt and road countries

China aims to use the yuan “as much as possible” in its Belt and Road Initiative to try to expand its use as a reserve...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 31 August - 06 September 2020

Economic
Central bankers need to overhaul outdated thinking on labour markets

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has been more forthright than his predecessors about the relevance of monetary...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 24 August - 30 August 2020

Economic
White House Announces $1 Billion Plan to Create AI, Quantum Institutes

The White House on Aug 26 announced that federal agencies and their private sector partners are committing more than $...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 17 August - 23 August 2020

Economic
‘Famine of biblical proportions’ looms over humanity due to Covid-19, UN food chief warns

“All the data we have, including WFP forecast that the number of people experiencing malnutrition...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 10 August - 16 August 2020

Medical
Japan and UK eye fall launch for $20bn global vaccine alliance

Japan, the U.K. and more than 70 other countries plan to form an alliance this fall to jointly procure 2 billion doses of...

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