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Solar is now the cheapest source of power, says IEAOct 21, 2020
...Solar is now the cheapest source of power, says IEA Solar power is poised to become "the new king of the world's electricity markets" as it is now cheaper, in most cases, to deploy than building a new coal...
Turkey's actions in the eastern Mediterranean risk sanctionsOct 21, 2020
...Event On October ##th Turkey redeployed the Oruc Reis, an energy exploration research vessel, to disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, having withdrawn the ship ahead of diplomatic talks with the EU in late September. Analysis Turkey's decision to...
Dubai loosens residency restrictionsOct 21, 2020
...Event A new residency visa for expatriates, which will enable them to work remotely for overseas companies while resident in Dubai, was announced in mid-October. Analysis The new residency programme represents a major change, ending the direct link between...
Angola allows telecoms firm to provide mobile money servicesOct 21, 2020
...Event On October ##th the Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA, the central bank) granted the telecommunications operator Unitel a licence to provide electronic payment services as part of efforts to broaden financial inclusion across the country. Analysis Unitel will now...
World USA/Canada economy: EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel Stubbornly high Covid-## case numbers will weigh on the economic recovery The US has yet to bring the coronavirus (Covid-##) pandemic under control, lagging most other developed (and many developing) economies. The number...
World Europe economy: EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel The coronavirus will cause a sharp economic contraction in #### The euro zone economy recorded a historic collapse in the first half of ####. Italy, Portugal, Spain and France were the worst hit, with smaller...
World Asia economy: EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel Asia is ahead of the coronavirus curve Parts of Asia have started to report rising numbers of new coronavirus cases in the fourth quarter of ####. India remains the second worst affected country in the...
World Latin America economy: EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel Latin America is poised for a weak postpandemic recovery Latin America will trudge a long road to recovery from the coronavirus-induced recession. We expect regional GDP to have declined extremely sharply this year, but...
World Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa economy: EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel The Middle East will continue to be a geopolitical hotspot Risks are running high across the Middle East and Africa region; street protests in Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Algeria that began in #### but abated...
World economy: EIU's latest trade assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel The global trade landscape will remain fragile in #### owing to Covid-## The coronavirus (Covid-##) outbreak has put significant pressure on global trade in ####. Nevertheless, the immediate outlook has improved against The...
World: Commodities - EIU's latest assumptionsOct 21, 2020
...Download the numbers in Excel The coronavirus pandemic has upended commodity markets Commodity prices have been greatly shaken by the economic fallout from the coronavirus (Covid-##) pandemic. Global oil prices, which act as a baseline for price movements of...
World: 5-year forecast tableOct 21, 2020
...Global assumptions (Forecast closing date: October ##th ####) Download the numbers in Excel...
Bulgaria: Country outlookOct 21, 2020
...Bulgaria: Country outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The coronavirus outbreak has upended normal political, social and economic life. The state of emergency introduced in mid-March, which gave the government unprecedented powers to implement measures to tackle...
Ethiopia: Country outlookOct 21, 2020
...Ethiopia: Country outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and the ruling Prosperity Party (PP, the political party formed by most elements of the former ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front) will face...
Mozambique: Country outlookOct 21, 2020
...Mozambique: Country outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The short-term political outlook will remain challenging, owing largely to the economic and social impact of the coronavirus (Covid-##) pandemic. Despite the early imposition of a state of...
New Caledonia: Country outlookOct 21, 2020
...New Caledonia: Country outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: The government of New Caledonia faces the challenge of managing the economic fallout from measures taken to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-##) while simultaneously trying to...
New Caledonia: Briefing sheetOct 21, 2020
...Political and economic outlook Download the numbers in Excel Key changes since July ##th The quarter ahead...
New Caledonia: Basic dataOct 21, 2020
...Land area ##,### sq km Population ###,### (####; UN estimate); ###,### (#### census) Major islands New Caledonia island (la Grande Terre), ##,### sq km; and the Loyalty Islands (principally Lifou, Maré, Ouvéa and...
New Caledonia: Economic structureOct 21, 2020
...Economic structure: Annual indicators Download the numbers in Excel Download the numbers in Excel...
New Caledonia: Political structureOct 21, 2020
...Form of state A French overseas territory, autonomous except in areas such as foreign relations, defence, justice, currency and credit. The Nouméa Accord, signed in ####, provides for the devolution of power to New Caledonia. On October #th...