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Zhu Jing

China’s New Development Plan Offers Blueprint for the Next 15 Years

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The year 2020 is a watershed in human history. The sudden onslaught of COVID-19 has triggered a global crisis, shifting global growth into reverse...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

10 Most Valuable Companies Worth 12% of Global GDP in 2020

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Data presented by Bankr indicates that the top ten most valuable companies based on market capitalization are cumulatively worth $10.06 trillion. The value is...
Dr Bawumia

A Letter to Dr. Bawumia on the Banking Sector Crisis

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Economist bulldozes Bawumia with 555 Questions on the Banking Sector Crisis  Mr. Vice President, I write to remind you of your deliberate diabolism in handling...
African Union

AU calls for Africa Standby Force for timely intervention in crisis

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Reiterating deep concern over the growing threat to peace, security and prosperity of Africa posed by terrorism and violent extremism, the African Union...
Boris Johnson

UK and Kenya to co-host education summit in 2021

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The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, are to co-host an education summit in the United Kingdom in...
hunger

Nobel Committee chair: Food insecurity drives conflict

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The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee says the coronavirus pandemic "strengthened" the logic for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the...
Wpid Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Klopp busy on the phone as Schalke’s crisis increases

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By Oliver Trust One could say that it requires the qualities of an invincible action movie hero to survive the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials attended the the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on March 26. Photo: Pang Xinglei/Xinhua

G20 ministers call for strong social protection systems amid crisis

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Group of 20 (G20) labour and employment ministers called on Thursday for strong social protection systems to support all workers and their families during...
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UN humanitarian chief regrets lack of solidarity with poor countries amid COVID-19 crisis

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UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Wednesday regretted the lack of solidarity with low-income and fragile countries in the global response...
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COVID-19 crisis lifts Kenya’s mobile money usage to US$4.2 billion a month

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Kenyans transacted a record 450.9 billion shillings (4.18 billion U.S. dollars) on mobile phone in July, with the usage boosted by increased uptake of...
Employees work in the Japanese-invested Suzhou JDI Electronics Inc. in Suzhou New District, east China’s Jiangsu province. Photo by Hua Xuegen, People’s Daily Online

COVID-19 crisis intensifies shift in German consumer electronics market: Bitkom

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The COVID-19 crisis "intensifies and accelerates" shift in the consumer electronics market in Germany, according to a study published by German digital association Bitkom...
digital

Digital finance becomes lifeline during COVID-19 crisis – UN report

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A United Nations report launched Wednesday said that digital finance has become a lifeline during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for resolution of Rohingya refugee crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis on the third anniversary of the mass exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. stocks fall after Fed minutes

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U.S. stocks finished lower on Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed concerns about economic outlook. The Dow...
Photo taken on March 19, 2020 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. The Trump administration's plan to send Americans relief money as part of a massive stimulus package in response to COVID-19 could be 1,000 U.S. dollars per person, and 500 dollars per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. dollar rises after Fed minutes

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The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday as market participants pored through the newly-released meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. ...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Applaud EC for creating new voter’s register – NOGAID Ghana

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NOGAID Ghana, a forefront development organisation in the Northern Region, has urged the citizenry to applaud the Electoral Commission (EC) for successfully creating a...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwean government refutes opposition’s allegations of crisis in country

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The Zimbabwean government on Thursday refuted opposition claims that there is a crisis in the country that warrants external intervention. "It is important that we...
International Trade Centre

ITC announces business support for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a Business Support Organization (BSO) Directory for women-owned businesses in Bangladesh as part of its SheTrades Commonwealth...
Vote

Namibia confident of holding upcoming elections amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Namibia Electoral Commission (ECN) believes that the country can hold successful regional council and local authority elections in November if everyone complies with...
United Nations

UNOCHA faces funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs in Ethiopia

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Monday said it is facing a funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs...
Ghanaians do business

Starting a Business in a Crisis: Advice from Africa’s No.1 online accelerator and startup...

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Do you have a business idea but are reluctant to launch it in the current crisis? Why not be like the 67,160 entrepreneurs in...
European Union

EU launches mission to train Central African Republic security forces

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The European Union is launching a civilian training mission for security forces and Interior Ministry officials in the Central African Republic (CAR), set to...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo grateful to Ghanaians

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Ghanaians for their prayers during his self-isolation period. "I want, at the...
Locals wear face masks as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 20, 2020. Tanzanian health authorities on Monday announced 84 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in three days, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 254 from 170 reported on Friday last week. (Xinhua)

Tanzania alerts African countries to COVID-19-related crimes

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Tanzanian authorities on Thursday alerted African countries over a wave of crimes using the COVID-19 crisis to commit offences, including selling fake medical supplies...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

German FM welcomes extension of EU summit to agree on COVID-19 crisis package

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has welcomed the renewed extension of the EU summit in Brussels to agree on a COVID-19 crisis package and...
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Poor, youth, women hardest hit by pandemic

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Workers in food and accommodation, and wholesale and retail trade, are the hardest hit for having the least "teleworkable" jobs, with the poor, the...
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AfCFTA plan to ride out crippling coronavirus crisis, says Vera Songwe

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Africa has a more robust tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare...

Ghana Stock Exchange records GH¢194 million in traded shares from January to June

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The Ghana Stock Exchange has recorded a total of more than 262.2 million traded shares valued at GHC194 million in the first six months...

Pay your arrears to remain connected – ECG to customers

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Mr Benjamin Quarcoo, the Western Regional Public Relations Officer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has cautioned customers...
International Labour Organization

ILO warns of uncertain, incomplete labor market recovery as crisis deepens

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The International Labor Organization (ILO), a Geneva-based UN agency, has noted that the number of working hours lost across the world in the first...