News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”

  1. Global Economy Still Slowing, Dangerously Vulnerable

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (IPS) - In an annual ritual early in the year, most major economic organizations have released forecasts for the global economy in 2020. Incredibly, almost as a reminder of where financial power resides in this day and age, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its forecasts at the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting in Davos.

  2. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  3. Why Trade in Services Matters for Development and Inclusiveness in Africa

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 (IPS) - The rise of the services economy around the world represents a profound transformation that offers significant opportunities for countries' sustainable development strategies.

  4. From Cocoa to Chocolate, With Love from Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Feb 14 (IPS) - It produces 70 percent of the world's cocoa and yet Africa has very little hand in making the final product - chocolate. But one producer in Sao Tome and Principe is on a drive to become a global brand for African chocolate.

    A premium chocolate maker in São Tomé and Príncipe is on a drive to promote the taste for "made in Africa" chocolate, and tap into a $100 billion global indulgence associated with Valentine's Day.

  5. Are Economic Systems Sexist?

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    DELHI, India, Feb 12 (IPS) - Women's unpaid care work is the hidden engine that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses, and societies moving, yet it is not accounted for.

  6. Intellectual Property Raises Costs of Living

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 11 (IPS) - Many medicines and medical tests are unaffordable to most of humanity owing to the ability of typically transnational pharmaceutical giants to abuse their monopoly powers, enforced by intellectual property laws, to set prices to maximize profits over the long-term.

  7. Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - Inequalities. The evidence is everywhere. And although they may be hard to measure and summarize, there is a sense in many countries that many are approaching a precipice beyond which it will be difficult to recover.

  8. Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brail, Feb 10 (IPS) - Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu, the giant hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay, but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy.

  9. Pulses for a Sustainable Future

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health.

    This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and many others.

    Transition to more sustainable food systems can provide adequate solutions to all these challenges.

  10. Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - The Caribbean economies have long recognized the value of working together. Improving regional integration—for instance, through more intraregional trade and policy coordination—can help the region's small-size economies build greater resilience and scale, as well as enhance bargaining power on the global stage.

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