17th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains. "The flooding comes as India was still reeling from a weeks-long water crisis...

17th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Get ready for a humdinger of an economic shock. That in any case is what policymakers at the Bank of England and the Treasury are doing. "The chances of a no-deal Brexit have increased markedly over the past couple of weeks. "In the course of the Tory leadership...

16th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Weather watchers are focused on the world's most northerly community, which is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. ""It's really quite spectacular," said David Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist. "This is unprecedented." "The weather agency...

16th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Economists went into 2019 forecasting a slowdown in global growth. That slowdown has come faster than expected. Alarmed by the speed of the downturn, the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have switched from tightening monetary policy to easing. "The...

15th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

Just a short one today; my apologies but work is pressing. "Dozens of people have died in Nepal and a million have been affected in north-east India following heavy rains that triggered landslides and flooding across parts of south Asia. "More than 50 people have been...

15th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“The [freight] slowdown within the United States is part of a broader global downturn in freight which has spread across Europe and Asia. “At Hong Kong’s International Airport, the busiest air cargo hub in the world, reported volumes shrank by 8% in the second quarter...

12th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The heaviest average rainfall to lash a swathe of southern and eastern China in more than half a century brought torrential rain and floods that destroyed houses, damaged crops and forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 people, state media said. "Even more rain is...

12th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Global recession risks are on the rise and we could see a “really sharp correction” within the next 18 months, according to Ian Harnett, chief investment strategist at Absolute Strategy Research... He suggested that price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, an important metric...

11th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Tornadoes and violent hailstorms killed six tourists including two children in northern Greece late Wednesday, police said. "Estimates of the injured ranged from at least 30 to more than 100 after the sudden and violent storm hit Halkidiki, near the city of...

11th July 2019 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"China’s exports likely fell in June as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in U.S. tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation, a Reuters poll showed. "Imports are expected to have fallen for a second straight month, pointing to continued...

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