News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today.

  2. Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 19 (IPS) - Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor states. By the mid-1990s, output had fallen by about half compared to 1989. Meanwhile, income inequalities rose sharply as real incomes declined dramatically for most, while death rates increased by over half as life expectancy declined dramatically.

  3. Brazilian Shipyards – No Reindustrialisation on the Horizon

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 18 (IPS) - "I have lived through three good periods and two bad ones," prior to the present crisis in the Brazilian shipping industry, said Edson Rocha, a direct witness since the 1970s of the ups and downs of a sector where nationalist feelings run high.

  4. Southern Africa’s Marshall Plan to Stop Voracious Crop Worm

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 (IPS) - Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

  5. Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Twenty years ago, when I was starting my functions as Prime Minister of Portugal, the world was surfing a wave of optimism. The Cold War had ended, technological prosperity was in full swing, the internet was spreading and there was the idea that globalisation would not only increase global wealth, but that it would trickle down and would benefit everybody in our planet.

  6. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  7. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  8. Extreme Weather Wiping Out Hard-Won GDP Gains in Hours

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jul 14 (IPS) - With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean nations to attain middle-income country status, a senior diplomat has identified climate change as a major factor preventing other nations in the grouping from attaining a similar status.

  9. The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    ROME/AMMAN, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates --more than half of all regional jobless population--, and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

  10. Reforming the International Financial System

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 (IPS) - When we fail to act on lessons from a crisis, we risk exposing ourselves to another one. The 1997-¬1998 East Asian crises provided major lessons for international financial reform. Two decades later, we appear not to have done much about them. The way the West first responded to the 2008 global financial crisis should have reminded us to do more. But besides accumulating more reserves, Southeast Asia has not done much else.

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