22nd September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

A New Era of Hunger Has Hit the US: "I started my Financial Times career covering famine in Africa in the 1980s. I did not expect to be writing about hunger in my own homeland 40 years later. "But as America finishes its sixth month of coronavirus chaos, queues of...

21st September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"Three people have died after Cyclone Ianos, a rare storm known as a medicane, battered Greece, flooding streets and homes, Greek authorities said on Sunday. "Ianos uprooted trees and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. It swept...

20th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"In a recent report, the Bank for International Settlements, the bank of the world’s central banks, issued an ominous warning. It drew attention to the growing gap between buoyant world asset and credit market prices and the weak post COVID-19 world economy. "It...

18th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"As forest fires turn California’s sky an apocalyptic red, vast swathes of Africa are being submerged by once in a lifetime floods. "From Ethiopia and Sudan to Nigeria and Senegal, torrential rains have displaced well over a million people and are threatening already...

17th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"The Federal Reserve boosted its monetary response to the pandemic, projecting no interest rate increases until at least the end of 2023 and indicating it would not tighten policy until inflation had been higher than 2 per cent “for some time”. "The new guidance from...

16th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"The effects of global warming in the Arctic are so severe that the region is shifting to a different climate, one characterized less by ice and snow and more by open water and rain, scientists said Monday. "Already, they said, sea ice in the Arctic has declined so...

15th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

"As the world reels from the fiscal shockwaves of Covid-19, a new 26-country survey suggests that many people are perilously unprepared for a major economic jolt. "According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2020 International Survey of...

14th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"A big chunk of ice has broken away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf - 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden - in north-east Greenland. "The ejected section covers about 110 square km; satellite imagery shows it to have shattered into many small pieces. "The loss...

13th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Economic News

“The threat of a turbulent US presidential election is raising the pressure on companies to load up on cheap debt as bankers warn that disruption to financial markets could deny them access to funds on favourable terms… "“The November 3 election is “about as clear a...

11th September 2020 Today’s Round-Up of Climate News

"California’s historically bad fire season marked another sobering milestone Thursday when the August Complex burning on the North Coast became the largest wildfire in state history... "California’s previous largest fire, the Mendocino Complex, burned 459,000 acres...

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