G20 LEADERS UNITED TO ADDRESS MAJOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES

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By Alex Pollock Discussions on how to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and deal with the global economic damage it has wrought dominated the Group of 20 Summit, which began on Saturday (21 November) and was hosted virtually by Saudi Arabia. In private sessions, heads of state of the world’s 19 richest countries and the European…

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ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES FORM WORLD’S LARGEST TRADING BLOC

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On 15 November, 15 Asia-Pacific countries formed the world’s largest free-trade bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The agreement includes the 10 nations that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. The agreement excludes the United States, as tensions between China…

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IMF WARNS THAT WITHOUT GLOBAL ACTION COVID WILL WIDEN INEQUALITY GAP

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By Alex Pollock  The global economy is ‘coming back’ the International Monetary Fund said, but warned that the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be long and uncertain with ‘uneven recoveries’ in emerging and developing economies significantly worsening the prospects for redressing income inequality within and between nations. (Al Jazeera)  A global…

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MORE ARRESTS MADE IN IRAN AFTER PROTESTS

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Iranian police arrested several people they claim were “instigators” behind last week’s anti-government protests in the city of Behbahan in the southwest of the country. The government’s handling of Iran’s deepening economic and coronavirus crises has contributed to growing public unrest. Iran’s rulers have tried to prevent a revival of last November’s anti-government protests in…

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SOUTH AFRICANS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK AMID VIOLENCE

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6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week’s anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. In a televised address Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the attacks that began Sunday,…

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