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Myanmar politics: Quick View - Partial internet access is restored in restive regionsAug 07, 2020
...Event In recent days the government has confirmed reports that Rakhine and Chin states have had their internet access restored. Analysis The communications ministry confirmed that from August #st the government had restored internet services to seven townships in Rakhine...
Trinidad and Tobago politics: Quick View - Polls suggest a narrow win for Rowley in upcoming electionAug 07, 2020
...Event A poll by HHB Associates (an international consultancy) that was published on July ##th showed that the incumbent prime minister, Keith Rowley of the People's National Movement (PNM), had a narrow lead over the opposition leader, Kamla Persad...
Greece politics: Quick View - Government conducts mini-reshuffleAug 07, 2020
...Event Greece's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, made modest changes to his government in a mini-reshuffle on August #th, described by the government spokesman as "corrective measures" to improve operational efficiency. Analysis Having hinted in June that he might...
Thailand economy: Quick View - Inflation continues to ease in the economyAug 07, 2020
...Event Consumer prices fell by #%, year on year, in July, which marks the fifth consecutive month of deflation. In month-on-month terms, prices rose by #.#%. Analysis Prices have been falling on a year-on-year basis...
Philippines economy: Quick View - Economy contracts at record rate in Q2Aug 07, 2020
...Event Data released by the Philippine Statistics Agency on August #th showed that real GDP fell by ##.#%, year on year, in the second quarter. This followed a revised contraction of #.#% in the first quarter. Analysis The...
US politics: Quick View - Federal troops withdraw from streets of PortlandAug 07, 2020
...Event Federal troops have begun a phased withdrawal from the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a deal struck by the state governor, Kate Brown, and the Department of Homeland Security. Analysis Portland was among many US cities that hosted large...
Liberia economy: Quick View - AfDB approves grant to help Liberia mitigate Covid-19 crisisAug 07, 2020
...Event In late July the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a grant worth US$##.##m to Liberia to aid the country's response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-##). Analysis The US$##.##m grant to Liberia will be...
Sierra Leone economy: Quick View - IDA approves US$30m grant to boost agricultural productivityAug 07, 2020
...Event In July the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) approved a US$##m grant to Sierra Leone to boost agricultural productivity and improve market access for smallholder farmers. Analysis The IDA grant has been issued for financing the...
Greece economy: Quick View - Government takes action to curb a rise in new Covid-19 casesAug 07, 2020
...Event In response to an increase in coronavirus (Covid-##) cases, the government on August #th tightened entry restrictions at land borders, having earlier imposed new public health measures. Analysis Greece has been lauded for its management of the Covid...
Tajikistan economy: Quick View - Pandemic causes drop in labour remittancesAug 07, 2020
...Event On July ##nd the National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT, the central bank) announced that labour remittances (amounting to about ##% of GDP in ####) had dropped by nearly ##% in the first half of ####. Analysis Labour migrants in...
Philippine economy: Quick View - Inflation continues to edge up in JulyAug 07, 2020
...Event Data released on August #th by the Philippine Statistics Authority show that the consumer price index rose by #.#% year on year in July, accelerating from #.#% in June. Analysis The July data mark a second consecutive...
Pakistan politics: Quick View - State unveils a new political mapAug 07, 2020
...Event On August #th the prime minister, Imran Khan, unveiled a new political map of Pakistan, which includes Indian-controlled Kashmir and the city of Junagadh, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Analysis This move was timed to coincide with...
China/US politics: Quick View - US government moves to ban TikTok and WeChatAug 07, 2020
...Event On August #th the US president, Donald Trump, announced two executive orders restricting the US operations of TikTok and WeChat, two social media applications developed respectively by the Chinese internet giants ByteDance and Tencent. Analysis The US actions, justified...
India politics: Quick View - Prime minister lays the cornerstone of a Hindu templeAug 07, 2020
...Event On August #th the prime minister, Narendra Modi, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony for a Hindu temple on the site of a ##th-century mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The mosque was destroyed by a Hindu nationalist mob...
India economy: Quick View - PMI contracts for a fourth consecutive monthAug 07, 2020
...Event The Nikkei composite purchasing managers' index (PMI), which tracks services and manufacturing activities in the private sector, fell to ##.# in July, from ##.# in June. A level below ## indicates a contraction in business activity. Analysis...
India economy: Quick View - Reserve Bank of India keeps policy rate unchangedAug 07, 2020
...Event On August #th the Reserve Bank of India (RBI, the central bank) announced that it would keep its policy repo rate unchanged at #%. The RBI also left the reverse repo rate fixed at #.##% and the marginal...
US economy: Quick View - US consumers pull back againAug 07, 2020
...Event The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index slipped to ##.# in July, from ##.# in June. The latest reading is only slightly above the index's eight-year low, posted in April. Analysis As restrictions were...
China economy: Quick View - China's trade recovery extends into JulyAug 07, 2020
...Event Data released by the General Administration of Customs on August #th show that goods exports rose by #.#% year on year in US dollar terms in July, compared with a #.#% increase in June. Imports fell by...
Switzerland economy: Quick View - Sentiment indicator improves in JulyAug 07, 2020
...Event In July the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) barometer, a leading indicator for Switzerland, rose to ##.#, from ##.# in June. Analysis The July reading was the highest outturn since March. It represented a large increase from ##...
Djibouti economy: Quick View - Djibouti receives US$41m in coronavirus budget supportAug 07, 2020