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Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

6th May 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Food insecurity in the world’s poorest countries reached record highs in 2020, with millions staring at famine, a situation exacerbated in part by the COVID pandemic, according to a UN report. "From Haiti to Syria, some 155 million people across 55 countries who rely...

5th May 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Ice on Fire: first wildfires are registered around the world's Pole of Cold in Yakutia [Siberia]... The first was registered as unusually early as 29th April by the settlement of Teryut, a short distance north from Oymyakon. "Sentinel-2 satellite caught sight of...

4th May 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears: For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy... "...commodity shortages... are rippling across the United States economy as growing demand for housing, cars,...

3rd May 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"China storm: Eleven dead and thousands evacuated after massive thunderstorm hits Nantong. The city of Nantong, near Shanghai, was one of the worst hit areas, with trees and buildings blown over in winds up to 100mph... "Nantong is about 60 miles away from Shanghai,...

1st May 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“Margin debt and leverage are flashing red, again. "Much of the froth in US markets is being driven by unusual liquidity flows that may reverse soon… “Data collected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority shows that total margin debt across Wall Street hit...

30th April 2021 Today’s Round-up of Climate News

"Europe shatters record for hottest April night. The station of Falasarna near Chania in the island of Crete didn't drop below 30.7C [87.3F] during the night. "Temperatures have been nearly 34-35C from midnight to after 2am. By far the warmest night ever recorded in...

29th April 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“Markets are behaving dangerously but central banks have their heads in the sand… “…the Fed is increasingly caught up in a dilemma of its own making because the tide of cheap liquidity its $US120 billion ($155 billion) a month of bond and mortgage purchases has...

28th April 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The 'heat bombs' destroying Arctic sea ice. "A team led by physical oceanographers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and including Bangor University scientist, shows in a new study how plumes of warm water are flowing...

27th April 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"Global military spending hits highest level since 1988... Military spending as a share of GDP – the military burden – reached a global average of 2.4% in 2020, up from 2.2% in 2019. This was the biggest year-on-year rise in the military burden since the global...

26th April 2021 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"At least 10 people died and eight are still missing after an avalanche occurred near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Friday. [You may recall Uttarakhand experienced a far more lethal glacier burst in Feb]. "The avalanche occurred after a...

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