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US-China trade war sparks IMF global growth cut warning

Bali, Indonesia | AFP | The US-China trade war will hobble global growth, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday, cutting its forecast for this year and next and predicting that “everyone is going to suffer” from a clash between the world’s two biggest economies. At a meeting on the Indonesian …

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Nations pledge billions to protect Global Environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 30 countries have jointly pledged a contribution of USD 4.1 billion (15 trillion Shillings) to protect the future of the planet and human well-being. The funding is expected to help the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support its new four-year investment cycle, …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: Good times at last?

People are increasingly acknowledging that the global economy is stronger than they thought COMMENT | JIM O’NEILL | In February 2017, I wrote an optimistic commentary called “The Global Economy’s Surprising Resilience.” The piece came as a surprise to those who saw only bleak prospects for Western countries, not least the …

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COMMENT: Risk to the global economy

Why changes in broadly shared economic assumptions are potentially riskier than more dramatic events COMMENT | CHRISTOPHER SMART | One of the great mysteries of today’s global markets is their irrepressible enthusiasm, even as the world around them appears on the verge of chaos or collapse. And yet, investors may be …

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Running a global money service

By Agnes E. Nantaba Stone Atwine is the CEO of Redcore Interactive, the mother company of Remit Uganda, an international mobile money transfer service. He Spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about their operations. What are the key elements in your management style as a manager? But the key element is …

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A global new deal

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Public investment and basic social protection can turn around economies by creating millions of jobs Recent political developments, including the defeat of incumbent governments in France and Greece, suggest that the public’s tolerance for economic policies that do not reduce unemployment has collapsed. Indeed, given the …

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Global crisis: How world leaders want to fix it

By The Independent Reporter FRANCE French President Nicolas Sarkozy, holder of the European Union’s rotating presidency, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are pushing for reforms to the world’s financial architecture and leading on European measures to stabilize banks and restore confidence to markets. But France’s foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, …

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