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Fictional drama that is too close for comfort

Fictional drama that is too close for comfort

Life has undergone a total change ever since Covid-19 cases were first identified in China’s Wuhan city in late 2019 and subsequently spread across the world, causing at least 4.93mn deaths and 242mn cases over the past 22 months and shifting many activities online.

The inflation catch-up game

The inflation catch-up game

Inflation is now on the front page of newspapers around the world, and for good reason. Prices of more and more goods and services are increasing in a manner not seen for decades.

Will Federal Reserve support inclusive prosperity?

Will Federal Reserve support inclusive prosperity?

A major debate is in the making – or, more accurately, beginning to be reopened – in the United States about the appropriate objectives and triggers for monetary policy in the modern American economy.

A look at the World Bank as a cash-transfer algorithm

A look at the World Bank as a cash-transfer algorithm

Since its founding, the World Bank has evolved to perform three main functions: provide global public goods, generate valuable data and independent analysis, and transfer mostly concessional resources to poorer countries.

Middle East aviation on the cusp of a much-needed recovery

Middle East aviation on the cusp of a much-needed recovery

The Middle East aviation industry may see a turnaround in the next two to three years with negative impacts of Covid-19 being mitigated and economy recovering faster than expected in the region, particularly in GCC countries.

Our common agenda and the road to 2023

Our common agenda and the road to 2023

Not since World War II has the international community confronted as monumental a test as the intertwined crises of Covid-19 and climate change, and the profound social and economic inequalities they have exposed.

Private jet market booms but runway limited for flights

Private jet market booms but runway limited for flights

Private jet demand has boomed during the pandemic as the wealthy took control of their travel, yet the flight to luxury could have limited runway as some buyers spend beyond their means and the sector presents a prime target for climate critics.

A new vision for global co-operation

A new vision for global co-operation

The world faces a range of serious threats – from exclusionary nationalism to great-power competition to growing inequality – that are preventing the international community from working together to solve other complex challenges, such as the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and the accelerating pa

India’s 1bn jabs milestone: power of collective effort

India’s 1bn jabs milestone: power of collective effort

India completed the administration of 100 crore (1bn) doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on October 21, 2021, in just about nine months since the start of the vaccination drive.

EU must step up in Glasgow

EU must step up in Glasgow

The United Kingdom’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, may not appeal to everyone – especially European Union leaders put off by Brexit.

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