News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”

  1. Africa is not a Country. It is a Continent.

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS (IDN), Oct 06 (IPS) - “If all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people, fighting senseless wars, dying of poverty and AIDS, unable to speak for themselves”. This quote from the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is in the introduction to Dipo Faloyin's book 'Africa is not a country'. It summarizes Faloyin's book nicely.

  2. Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

    - UN News

    A year on from the Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan is gripped by “cascading crises”, including a crippled economy that humanitarian aid alone cannot address, according to a new report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday.

  3. Ideology and Dogma Ensure Policy Disaster

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 04 (IPS) - Central banks (CBs) around the world – led by the US Fed, European Central Bank and Bank of England – are raising interest rates, ostensibly to check inflation. The ensuing race to the bottom is hastening world economic recession.

  4. Policy mistakes could trigger worse recession than 2007 crisis: UNCTAD

    - UN News

    The world is headed towards a global recession and prolonged stagnation unless fiscal and monetary policies holding sway in some advanced economies are quickly changed, according to a new report released on Monday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  5. More action and investment needed in cities to end ‘cascade of challenges’

    - UN News

    In his message marking World Habitat Day on Monday, the UN chief said more “urgent action and greater investment” is the key to help alleviate the current “cascade of challenges”.

  6. Empty shelves and rising prices linked to Ukraine crisis push Tunisians to the brink

    - UN News

    For many Tunisians, shortages of essential foods, fuel and key farming products linked to the war in Ukraine, have tested them to the limit, they’ve been telling UN News.

  7. Yemen: Put the people first, Guterres urges, with extended and expanded truce

    - UN News

    Yemen’s warring parties who have sustained a nationwide truce for the past six monthsneed to prioritize the “needs and aspirations” of the people, by both extending and expanding it, beyond Sunday’s imminent deadline, the UN chief has said.

  8. Nepal Government, UN Agency Seek Investors for Latest Cash Crop to Boom in Country's East

    - Inter Press Service

    SALAKPUR, Nepal, Sep 29 (IPS) - Two and a half hours’ drive north from Kakarbhitta, Nepal’s eastern-most border crossing with giant neighbour India, lies the hilly hamlet of Salakpur where lives Kaushila Moktan, a famed farmer of large cardamom.

  9. World Maritime Day showcases technology for ‘greener’ shipping

    - UN News

    How shipping can contribute to a more sustainable future for all is the focus of World Maritime Day, celebrated on Thursday.

  10. From Indonesia to India: Is There Hope for Anti-Corruption Efforts Within the G20?

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - As global crises mount, the G20 is proving unable to find solutions. Political disagreements within the bloc- including most prominently with Russia over the ongoing war in Ukraine- have hamstrung collective efforts.

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