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Country forecast overview: Key indicatorsMay 25, 2020
...Country forecast overview: Key indicators Download the numbers in Excel...
Mexico industry: Betting on blackMay 23, 2020
...Mexico: Betting on black A petrolhead president is thwarting the development of renewable energy THE PANDEMIC has given environmentalists some cause to cheer. Demand for fossil fuels has plunged. Dispatches of solar and wind energy are up a bit. In...
Americas politics: In the valley of the shadow of deathMay 23, 2020
...Bello: In the valley of the shadow of death Latin American governments have limited firepower to deal with covid-## IN SaO PAULO ##% of intensive-care beds in hospitals are occupied even as cases of covid-## soar. The...
India economy: Lockdown and outMay 23, 2020
...India's economy: Lockdown and out The coronavirus is still proliferating, as are the economic consequences of attempting to slow its spread EMERGING FROM two months under one of the world's most stringent covid-## lockdowns, India faces a...
Philippines politics: Cruise ships in the Philippines - Floating confinementMay 23, 2020
...Cruise ships in the Philippines: Floating confinement Thousands of idled seafarers just want to go home IN HEALTHIER TIMES the sight of a fleet of cruise ships lying at anchor in Manila Bay, silhouetted against the sunset, would gladden the...
Japan politics: Unscathed but scathingMay 23, 2020
...Japanese politics: Unscathed but scathing Voters are unimpressed by the prime minister's handling of covid-## SINCE JAPAN recorded its first case of covid-## on January ##th, ### people have died across the country of ###m, fewer deaths...
World regulations: Taxing carbon - The contentious and correct optionMay 23, 2020
...Taxing carbon: The contentious and correct option To fight climate change the world must greatly expand its use of carbon prices. But doing so could provoke another trade war IF ECONOMISTS ruled the world, carbon prices would drive most of...
UK finance: Government finances - Not so burdensomeMay 23, 2020
...Government finances: Not so burdensome Even as debt soars, the cost of servicing it keeps falling AN AWFUL LOT has changed since Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, unveiled his budget in March. Britain's economy looks set to experience an unprecedentedly...
UK economy: Peak London - The wheel turnsMay 23, 2020
...Peak London: The wheel turns For three decades, London was in the ascendant. Now it may have gone into a covid-accelerated decline BEFORE IT WAS blown off course by covid-##, Boris Johnson's government had big plans to...
UK industry: Now for the recoveryMay 23, 2020
...Health care: Now for the recovery The fearsome path from National Covid Service to National Health Service OVER THE past few months, the thousands of organisations that make up the National Health Service, and the #.#m people they employ...
China/Hong Kong politics: Critical conditionMay 23, 2020
...Chaguan: Critical condition A row about an exam question in Hong Kong signals an assault on educational freedom AT LUNCHTIME ON May ##th a chat group for Hong Kong history teachers buzzed with reviews of this year's school leavers...
China industry: Coal-fired power - Brown elephantsMay 23, 2020
...Coal-fired power: Brown elephants A glut of new coal-fired power stations endangers China's green ambitions CHINA IS HOME to half the world's coal-fired power stations, the most polluting type of generator. Their share of the...
Russia politics: Russia and covid-19 - The anatomy of liesMay 23, 2020
...Russia and covid-##: The anatomy of lies Russia's coronavirus outbreak is far worse than the government is letting on RUSSIA IS MORE successful in fighting covid-## than the West, thanks to its superior health-care system and...
US economy: Covid and the climate - Flattening the other curveMay 23, 2020
...Covid and the climate: Flattening the other curve Could growth in fossil-fuel emissions be added to covid's casualty list? AMID COVID-##'s sweeping devastation, its effect on greenhouse gases has emerged as something of a bright spot...
Africa industry: Banking in Africa - Borrower bewareMay 23, 2020
...Banking in Africa: Borrower beware Interest rates in African countries are among the highest in the world WHEN ROBERT MATSIKO was a young man his grain-milling business in Sheema, western Uganda, was destroyed by fire. These days, after building...
World finance: Sovereign-wealth funds - Raid on the piggy banksMay 23, 2020
...Sovereign-wealth funds: Raid on the piggy banks Government kitties have gained clout in the past two decades. Now they face lean years--and potential cash grabs at home EVERY OTHER Monday Kirill Dmitriev, the boss of the Russian Direct...
World economy: Covid-19 and global poverty - The great reversalMay 23, 2020
...Covid-## and global poverty: The great reversal The number of poor people was steadily falling. Now it is rising fast JANE KABAHUMA has been eating one meal a day since the end of March, when the lockdown began. She...
Malaysia politics: No bail-outs without representationMay 23, 2020
...Malaysia: No bail-outs without representation Covid-## notwithstanding, Malaysia's prime minister must prove he has a parliamentary majority "DO NOT DRAG the country again into political uncertainty," Malaysia's king, Sultan Abdullah, admonished the country's parliament this...
Egypt economy: Riders wantedMay 23, 2020
...Egypt's economy: Riders wanted Egypt chose a looser lockdown. Its economy is still cratering THERE WAS never much chance of social distancing in Cairo, a city more populous than most countries. Buses fill to overflowing, passengers dangling out of...
Iran finance: A bizarre bazaarMay 23, 2020
...Iran's bourse: A bizarre bazaar The world's best-performing stockmarket--is in Tehran? THERE SEEMS to be no end to Iran's suffering. It has struggled with one of the world's worst outbreaks of covid-##. As...