Global economy

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The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world
Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide

Larry Elliott

17, Oct, 2021 @9:49 AM

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How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order
From China backtracking on coal to Britain’s ‘chicken king’ calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 PM

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AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert
Professor of negotiation and conflict management says recent advances mean techniques will be used more

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages
Shares in Apple fall as global chip shortage and supply chain issues prompt White House to admit there could be empty shelves during festive season

Martin Farrer and agencies

13, Oct, 2021 @1:02 AM

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Surprised that Ivanka was almost head of the World Bank? You shouldn’t be | Arwa Mahdawi
Donald Trump wanting his daughter to have the top job at the World Bank is no great surprise. What intrigues me is the thought of Steven Mnuchin blocking it, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

12, Oct, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Covid pandemic has pushed poor countries to record debt levels – World Bank
‘Tragic reversal’ has set back progress, president says, as he calls for a comprehensive plan

Larry Elliott

11, Oct, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Donald Trump’s own treasury secretary blocked Ivanka World Bank role – report
Steven Mnuchin said to have stopped move likely to have upset world leaders, which ‘came incredibly close to happening’

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Will October again be memorable for wrong reasons as economic risks build? | Larry Elliott
Bad things happen in this month and, as IMF prepares for annual meeting, signs of a crisis loom

Larry Elliott

10, Oct, 2021 @10:40 AM

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IMF to issue downbeat outlook as spectre of stagflation looms
Fund set for a gloomy annual meeting as supply chain issues and inflationary pressures hobble global recovery

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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OECD deal imposes global minimum corporate tax of 15%
Accord signed by 136 countries will enable them to raise tax on sales made by multinationals within their borders

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @6:06 PM

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What does the Irish tax deal mean for multinationals?
Tech titans came to Ireland for its tax lures – but may now stay despite Dublin’s agreement to raise its rates

Lisa O'Carroll and Richard Partington

07, Oct, 2021 @6:32 PM

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Ireland ends 12.5% tax rate in OECD global pact
Low-tax policy of past 18 years had attracted multinationals such as Google and Facebook to Dublin

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

07, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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