News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 3

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children

    DUBLIN, Sep 16 (IPS) - Exclusive to IPS

    The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men.

  2. State-Owned Companies Are Key to Climate Success in Developing Countries, but Are Often Overlooked in the International Dialogue

    WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - Later this month, government officials and climate stakeholders will once again converge on New York City (this time virtually) for Climate Week and the United Nations meetings.  And while there will be much discussion about the important role that actors such as private businesses, civil society and cities will need to play in the climate change effort, there will once again be relatively little discussion about one key cohort: government-owned companies. 

  3. Fight Fire with Trade: How Europe Can Help Save the Amazon

    Sep 15 (IPS) - The EU is thinking about agreeing to a €4 billion trade deal with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (known as the Mercosur bloc). In our new academic research, myself and 21 international co-authors looked at the details of this deal so you don't have to. What we found wasn't pretty.

  4. Myths of Soft Budget Constraints

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 15 (IPS) - In recent decades, many contemporary macroeconomic and financial problems have been blamed on ‘soft budget constraints' (SBCs), with the term becoming quite popular in the economics lexicon, financial media and political discourse.

  5. INTERVIEW: the top diplomat shepherding the General Assembly through its 75th year

    NEW YORK, Sep 14 (IPS) - The Turkish diplomat elected to be the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, is taking on the role as the Organization grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, and questions surrounding the future direction it should take.

  6. The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 11 (IPS) - The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems:

  7. Failing Africa’s Farmers, Starving the Continent

    BOSTON, Sep 08 (IPS) - African organizations are demanding answers after a recent report found that Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) strategies have failed spectacularly to meet its goals of increasing productivity and incomes for millions of small-scale farming households by 2020 while reducing food insecurity on the continent.

  8. Financing Economic Recovery

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 08 (IPS) - As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain.

  9. UN’s First-Ever Food Systems Summit to Fight Impending Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy for 2021 Food Systems Summit and a former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit, on a date to be determined next year. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.

  10. Regressive Taxation Must Be Reversed

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 08 (IPS) - With many in the world experiencing declining living standards, there has been growing frustration. Many hope that progressive taxation will improve things. While some economies once had progressive tax systems, recent decades have seen regression.

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