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JPMorgan: Divestment from fossil fuels is hampered by external conditions - 04/22/2024

The global energy transformation is necessary in view of the evolving reality, believes JPMorgan. Head of Global Energy Strategy at the bank Christyan Malek told the Financial Times, "We need to face the reality that the variables have changed. Achieving the net zero emissions target will take some time. Interest rates have increased significantly. Both the amount of government debt and the...

China threatens USA with actions in response to steel and aluminum tariffs hike - 04/19/2024

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce released a statement saying that China will take action in reaction to the United States imposing higher tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. China's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that it "will take all necessary measures to protect its own rights and interests" in reaction to the hike in U.S. import tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum.  The...

France warns of economic consequences of escalation in the Middle East - 04/16/2024

Global economic consequences could be severe if events in the Middle East worsen, as stated on Monday by Bruno Le Maire, the minister of economics in France. "Whether it is the events in the Red Sea, or escalation in the Middle East, or the continuation of the conflict in Ukraine, all these geopolitical events have a strong impact on economic growth," Le Maire said. In reaction to a recent raid...

G7 countries ready to take action if Iran continues attacks on Israel - 04/15/2024

In a statement issued on Sunday, the G7 leaders stated that if Iran and the forces it supports do not cease their attacks on Israel, the group is prepared to take further action. "We'll keep trying to bring the situation under control and prevent it from getting worse. In order to do this, we insist that Iran and its allies halt the assaults," reads the statement. "We are prepared to act...

UNICEF: Extreme heat is putting over 243 million children's lives at risk - 04/12/2024

According to UNICEF, the upcoming months' high heat might put over 243 million children in East Asia and the Pacific at danger of disease and death from health issues. About 243 million children in East Asia and the Pacific are at risk of disease and even death due to health issues brought on by excessive heat, writes Bloomberg referring to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) data. Record temperatures...

Bloomberg: Thailand proposes to introduce a single visa for six Southeast Asian countries - 04/08/2024

Srettha Thavisin, the prime minister of Thailand, proposes that five other Southeast Asian nations create a unified tourist visa that is akin to the Schengen visa, reports Bloomberg. Thavisin suggests that Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar accept the same visa. Bloomberg claims that in recent months, the prime minister has been discussing the proposal with his counterparts...

The IMF: Impact of conflict in Ukraine on global inflation has diminished - 04/05/2024

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director of Communications Julie Kozack stated that the crisis in Ukraine has substantially lessened its influence on global inflation, which includes rising food and energy costs. She claimed this was the outcome of actions taken by the central banks of many nations. "A global cost-of-living crisis resulted from the surge in food and energy prices, with...

Prime Minister Sunak proposes Britain's withdrawal from the ECHR to combat illegal migration - 04/04/2024

According to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Britain may decide to leave the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) if it helps in halting the immigration crisis. "I believe that securing our borders and controlling illegal migration is more important than remaining a member of any foreign court because it is fundamental to our sovereignty," Mr. Sunak told The Sun newspaper. Thus, Rishi Sunak made a...

Netanyahu expresses regret over deaths of international volunteers in Gaza - 04/03/2024

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the incident that resulted in the deaths of seven workers from the humanitarian group World Central Kitchen in the Gaza Strip as terrible. "This is a tragic event where innocent people in the Gaza Strip were accidentally hit by our forces. These things happen in combat, and we will look into everything thoroughly," Netanyahu said. The prime...

World Bank forecasts China's GDP growth to slow to 4.5% in 2024 - 04/03/2024

The World Bank predicts that China's GDP growth will drop from 5.2% in the previous year to 4.5% in 2024. According to the WB assessment, the economy is being strained by a large amount of debt, weakness in the real estate market, and tensions in international commerce. East Asian and Pacific developing economies are expected to raise their GDP by 4.5% this year, down from 5.1% in 2023. It is...
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