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( 8 mins read ) The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened policymakers’ resolve around the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is increasingly considered one of the few options available to boost the region’s deeply troubled growth and revenue outlook
( 3 mins read ) On 18 July, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met to discuss, amid other things, the status of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) launched in April. Rather than heeding calls to extend the
( 3 mins read ) In a 15 July letter of commitment to South African Airways (SAA)’s business rescue practitioners, the ministers of finance and public enterprises committed “to mobilize funding for the short-, medium- and long-term requirements to create
( 5 mins read ) Despite the accelerating Covid-19 “storm,” the government may hesitate to revert to harsher lockdown measures. But the handling of the crisis poses growing political risks for President Cyril Ramaphosa, which could begin to fuel speculation
( 4 mins read ) Our Eurobond Political Risk Monitor, presented in the attached table, provides a quick go-to guide of the main political and policy issues in 17 sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns that have issued Eurobonds as of July
( 5 mins read ) Criticism of the Treasury’s “austerity” budget may generate noise, though parliamentary approval of appropriation bills is normally a formality. Another source of tensions – and doubts over promised spending cuts – will be the battle
( 5 mins read ) The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s latest regional economic update makes for grim reading, with dramatic downward revisions to the Fund’s April projections. Deteriorating economic performance – and the obvious resultant fiscal and political pressures for
( 5 mins read ) Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget – presented today, 24 June – was as bleak as expected. The finance minister coated the terrible fiscal picture in tough talk about the longer-term need for consolidation, but
( 5 mins read ) Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s adjustment budget – due on 24 June – is expected to forecast the budget deficit climbing to more than 14% of GDP. Immediate questions will revolve around how April’s ZAR 500bn
( 5 mins read ) To date, 22 sub-Saharan African countries have signed up for the G20 debt suspension initiative.A notable exception among eligible countries is Kenya, highlighting the sovereign’s alarm over potential credit rating downgrades and damage to market
( 5 mins read ) Although ongoing legal battles over government regulations are unlikely to scupper South Africa’s lockdown exit, they compound an already highly uncertain operating environment for business.The already complicated reopening process coincides with a marked rise in
Alter eco de hoy: GPT-3: el impacto económico de la tecnología que "se está comiendo el mundo" http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2409609
Para algunos el 13 es yeta. Pero al menos no es martes. Aqui el link para escuchar el 13er episodio de La Economía en 3 minutos. Esta semana "La tasa y el dólar sucundún, sucundún"
Les voy a contar la increible historia de vida de uno de los mejores emprendedores que jamas tuvo la argentina: Wenceslao Casares.
Abro hilo (1/n)👇🏼
I feel like previous occupants of this position have a distinct tendency to go on to bigger and better things.
#JobOpening: News Assistant - Pentagon/Foreign Affairs, Asahi Shimbun #Japan http://shinpaideshou.com/2020/08/01/job-opening-news-assistant-pentagon-foreign-affairs/
Hotels aren't available for quarantine because of GoTo travel... thereby undoing one of the more effective interventions from the first wave.
As of today Okinawa has the highest rate of C19. Already exceeding hospital and hotel capacity. Can’t secure more hotel space because of tourist influx, many using GoTo subsidies
It's really the little things I've been nostalgic for during this increasingly long time away from Tokyo, like getting a スエット and a couple of onogiri at a combini after an early morning run.
Pocari Sweat is the best drink (and hangover cure) in the world, and its backstory is fascinating - I had no idea it was inspired by a doctor who drank from a pouch of IV solution to rehydrate himself after surgery 🤯https://cnn.it/39Lp1IG
Sankei's editorial does not hold back on criticizing Abe for going missing on Covid-19, calls for suspending the Go To travel campaign among other things.
Putin has signed into law an amendment that equates calls for the alienation of Russian territory with extremism. The implication is that anyone in Russia advocating Japan’s position in the territorial dispute over S Kurils is committing an extremist act. https://www.interfax-russia.ru/main/podpisan-zakon-o-priravnivanii-otchuzhdeniya-chasti-territorii-rf-k-ekstremizmu
I confess that I don't really understand why Abe and his government have been so non-chalant about what appears to be a second wave. Some hypotheses in no particular order:
Bill Maher hinted last night that Bari Weiss is going to sue NYT. The cancel culture debate isn’t going away soon.