Many Hong Kong people will find their own way to mark the 31st anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, after an annual candlelight vigil was cancelled for the first time because of the coronavirus.
News that Beijing has ordered state firms to halt purchases of farm products could well be an opportunistic political maneuver stemming from fundamental weakness on the demand side in China, said analysts.
Add changes in technology, macroeconomics and geopolitics to the virus, and it becomes clear why we face a turbulent year
Over the last half-century the world has been transformed by huge flows of trade and investment. The source of our food and the manufacture of everything from trainers to mobile phones has been revolutionised. Bank inquiries in Newcastle are handled in Bangalore. Secure industrial jobs have evaporated in Europe and North America and reappeared on the other side of the world. Exports, which amounted to less than 10% of global GDP in the 1970s, now stand at 25%.
Globalisation has been a massive social and economic transformation. It has, by the same token, been hotly contentious, creating losers as well as winners. And this raised the question: would it be brought to an end by eruption of opposition? Again and again – after the 1999 Seattle WTO protests, September 11, the financial crisis of 2008 and the election of Donald Trump – there have been predictions of globalisation’s terminal crisis. In the background lurks the memory of the 1930s and the Great Depression, when trade and capital flows contracted, not to recover for the best part of half a century.Continue reading...
Record-breaking rainfall has devastated communities – and with thousands displaced and more rain predicted the picture is bleak
Using a short piece of nylon line with a hook at one end and a long thin stick on the other, a mechanic and a nightclub doorman have only caught one small fish all day.
“I’ve never been a fisherman before,” says Erick Ochieng on the edge of a flooded creek in the port city of Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria. “I used to work as a bouncer but nightclubs have closed. Sometimes my family sleeps without eating.”Continue reading...
Thousands of Filipino and international crew members are stuck as they await results of Covid-19 tests
From the balcony of her cabin, Sofia Ivanov* welcomes the light rain that cools the scorching Manila summer. As coronavirus empties the world’s cruise lines of guests, crew workers like her get to use the luxurious guest rooms before they lose their jobs.
Over two dozen other massive cruise ships dot her view of Manila Bay. It’s a spectacular view, but Ivanov is tired of it after seeing nothing else for weeks.Continue reading...
A cluster of nine coronavirus cases raised concerns in Hong Kong over renewed local transmission in a city that has been one of the most successful in keeping the pandemic under control.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday the government had not yet signed off on a planned 5 billion euro ($5.6 billion) loan for carmaker Renault , though he hoped the loan would be agreed soon.
Forget fast or slow fashion, now it's ground to a halt.
Plunging costs of renewables mark a turning point in a global transition to low-carbon energy, with new solar or wind farms increasingly cheaper to build than running existing coal plants, according to a report published on Tuesday.
The amount of natural gas flowing on pipelines to U.S. liquefied natural gas export plants is at its lowest levels since August, a signal of weak worldwide demand due to government lockdowns to repress the coronavirus.
The warning from the Congressional Budget Office comes as tens of millions of American's are out of work.
Long-time bull Julian Emanuel believes the market and economy are misaligned right now.
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Many on Wall Street grew worried that the rising risks of the racial strife and U.S.-China tensions will reverse the market's massive comeback.
Stocks closed higher to start the new month amid mounting bets on a successful economic reopening.
Tech deals plummeted during the height of the global pandemic. But that's likely to reverse in the coming months as big tech companies see opportunity, according to new analysis from Bain & Co.
BBC Breakfast commissioned poet Hussain Manawer to mark three months since the first UK coronavirus death.
Hollywood studios and labor unions on Monday proposed extensive coronavirus testing and other safeguards to allow actors and crew members to resume movie and TV show production in the United States.
New York's Metropolitan Opera will keep its curtains closed until a New Year's Eve opening gala, it said on Monday, as it announced a season shortened by the coronavirus epidemic.
Youth television channel MTV and other stablemate channels said they will go dark around the world on Monday to mark the death in police custody of George Floyd, joining other U.S. entertainment outlets in condemning racial inequality.
The show will be paused. At least, that's the message coming from leaders and artists in the music business as part of a movement being referred to as Blackout Tuesday.
Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota and Jay-Z are speaking out about a phone call they had over the weekend to discuss the death of George Floyd and where to go from here.
Nick Cannon is discussing why he felt compelled to go to Minneapolis and join the protests against the death George Floyd's murder.
John Legend and Kanye West are in "different places," according to the singer.
The steak restaurant that Jean-Pierre Le Bot co-owns in the French city of Nantes had been shut for 11 weeks, so when officials gave the go-ahead for it to open on Tuesday, he was not going to wait a...
Thais are starting to visit temples again as the mostly Buddhist country emerges from a coronavirus lockdown, although visitors are taking precautions such as wearing masks and getting temperature...
The fifth and final season of “Fuller House” comes to a close on Netflix, and an anthology crime series returns on USA.
“A Burning” captures the political landscape of modern-day India through the lives of three characters.
The artist’s works were easy to grasp but hard to categorize, bringing conceptual art to the masses and generating no small measure of happiness and awe in the process.
Your TV needs may vary this week. These are the titles our critic recommends checking out.
These essays on American authors — some well known, some unjustly forgotten, some perpetually misunderstood — aim to restore a sense of the “complex fate” of being an American. Read more about the series.
Few have dominated their sport like Russian pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, with her back-to-back Olympic gold medals, more than two dozen world records and seven indoor and outdoor world titles.
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in U.S. police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.
The decision makes the Knicks an exception in a league where players and coaches have called for change on social media and joined protests.
Holden has confirmed that its commitment to Australia's Supercars series will finish at the end of the 2020 championship.
Tiger Woods said on Monday he has always respected U.S. law enforcement but that their use of force on George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man who died while in police custody, clearly crossed a line.
Brazil was responsible for more than a third of the total global loss in 2019.
Judges on Monday cleared the way for counties to pursue the automaker, which already faces more than $20 billion in federal penalties for cheating on pollution tests, under local laws.
“You see mass gatherings that could potentially be infecting hundreds and hundreds of people after everything we have done,” New York’s governor said. Hong Kong has banned an annual Tiananmen Square vigil, citing the virus.
Times journalists summarize some of the most critical things that scientists and public health officials have yet to understand.
Much remains unknown and mysterious, but these are some of the things we’re pretty sure of after half a year of this pandemic.
Other misinformation and misleading claims spread across Twitter on Sunday night and into Monday related to the protests.
StitchFix CEO Katrina Lake said, "We have taken the very difficult decision to reduce the number of Stylists in our styling team in California, as we invest in our other styling hubs across the US"
Amazon's Sports and Outdoors category showed pepper spray as the top-selling item, while a rechargeable taser was listed at No.44, illustrating that consumers are buying self-defense items amid protests that have turned violent in some areas of the country.
The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down.
Being made redundant is rarely pleasant, but is it worse finding out via a video call?