The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs.
One of the major challenges that faces mothers who work is how to ensure their children are properly cared for while they are away.
This is particularly true for women in low-income settings. For instance, in the informal settlements of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, many women resort to using cheap childcare facilities.
In all the hype that has surrounded its Libra currency, Facebook has been able to distract attention away from an important issue. Libra is being hyped as Facebook’s bitcoin but it’s really a proposal for a global payments system. And that system will be controlled by a small and exclusive club of private firms.
By Rahul Kabra The dispute between China and US , the world’s two largest economies, has led to higher tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars and disrupted global supply chains, prompting companies to look at other investment avenues to escape higher tariffs. With its impact on the global economy and the repercussions on several
By Rahul Verma The London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) is the rate at which banks are willing to lend to other banks on unsecured terms. It is the reference and benchmark rate for global financial transactions, in debt and derivative markets, worth more than USD 260 trillion. Since its publication began in 1986, LIBOR which
The Chinese government has appointed a new head of its central bank. Yi Gang, currently the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, will take over the leadership from Zhou Xiaochuan, who had been in the position since 2002.
Rahul Kabra With an ongoing debate across the whole country whether the economic slowdown is structural or cyclical, it is evident that the growth has been slowing down. Gross Domestic Product (GDP ), a measure of all the goods and services produced within a country, has been slowing down since the beginning of 2019 which
Ghana has designated 2019 as the Year of Return to commemorate 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States. The government has been running a massive marketing campaign targeting African Americans and the diaspora, and various events have been arranged. The focus has been on memorialising the liberation from slavery. But it has also served as a marketing exercise to popularise Ghana as a tourism destination with Trans-Atlantic trade appeal.
Would you send your child to a school named after a cigarette brand? What if it was one of only two schools in your area and boasting far better infrastructure? What if the school also had an inspirational slogan such as “genius is from hard work, tobacco helps you excel” on a sign or its walls, and a tobacco company’s logo on its building? Would you care if the school was built by a tobacco company?
Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico were Latin America’s big winners in the 2017 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), which ranks the world’s economies on their innovative capabilities (innovation inputs) and measurable results (innovation outputs).