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Global economy projected to grow 1.9 pct in 2023: UN report

United Nations | Xinhua | World output growth is projected to decelerate from an estimated 3.0 percent in 2022 to 1.9 percent in 2023, marking one of the lowest growth rates in recent decades, according to a UN report launched on Wednesday. The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023 report …

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UK teachers, nurses to strike further over pay disputes

London, UK | Xinhua | Further strikes were announced by teachers and nurses in the United Kingdom (UK) on Monday, amid the continued cost-of-living crisis and lengthy disputes over pay. If progress is not made in negotiations by the end of January, February will see the most widespread strike so far …

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Six global issues to resolve in 2023

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The year of 2022 saw a world in turmoil: the United States fueled one conflict after another, the Ukraine crisis dragged on, the COVID-19 pandemic lingered on with Omicron emerging as the new strain. Inflation, food crisis, energy security, a sluggish world economic recovery, a worrisome …

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UK PM pledges to halve inflation, boost economy

London, UK | Xinhua | United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to halve inflation and boost the country’s economy in his first major speech in 2023 on Wednesday. Sunak made five pledges. These are: to halve inflation; to grow the economy; to reduce national debt; to cut hospital waiting …

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IMF approves UGX 800 Billion financing to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached an agreement with the Ugandan government for a release of about 240 million US Dollars (873.8 billion Shillings) in financing to the country. The agreement which is subject to approval by the IMF Board, is part of the …

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ILO notes “striking fall” in real wages worldwide

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The severe inflationary crisis combined with a global slowdown in economic growth are causing a striking fall in real monthly wages in many countries, reducing the purchasing power of the middle classes and hitting low-income households particularly hard, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. …

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Disastrous U.S. policies weigh on world economy

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The U.S. Federal Reserve announced earlier this month the fourth consecutive three-quarter point interest rate hike to cool record levels of inflation, another aggressive move leaving economists fearing a recession ahead. The Fed has committed to hawkish rate hikes to fight inflation while standing by as …

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