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Brazil economy: BolsoNeroMar 28, 2020
...Covid-## in Brazil: BolsoNero Brazil's president fiddles as a pandemic looms THE FIRST person to die from covid-## in the state of Rio de Janeiro was a ##-year-old maid who commuted each week to a...
Taiwan economy: An island at the readyMar 28, 2020
...Banyan: An island at the ready Taiwan's success against covid-## shows the craziness of its exclusion from the WHO SPARE A MOMENT and admire Taiwan. Its handling of the new coronavirus pandemic has so far saved many, many...
India/Pakistan economy: Hand-to-mouth to lockdownMar 28, 2020
...Covid-## in South Asia: Hand-to-mouth to lockdown Governments in the subcontinent try to keep a fifth of humanity at home ON MARCH ##TH Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, declared that there would be no national...
South Korea politics: Sexual abuse - Naming and shamingMar 28, 2020
...Sexual abuse in South Korea: Naming and shaming Yet another sex scandal provokes national outrage "FIRST HE JUST asked for a picture of my body, but then he asked if I could send one that showed my face...and then...
UK politics: The new politicsMar 28, 2020
...Bagehot: The new politics Forget the flummery: politics is now a life-or-death business IN THE PAST few weeks politics has retreated to its core function: protecting the tribe from death and destruction. The government has adopted the slogan...
UK economy: Covid-19 and inequality - The great dividerMar 28, 2020
...Covid-## and inequality: The great divider Boris Johnson wants to "level up" Britain; covid-## is doing the opposite IN SOME WAYS, Britain is more united than it has been for a long time. Bickering over Brexit has been...
China politics: No shining city on a hillMar 28, 2020
...Chaguan: No shining city on a hill China's blame-shifting over covid-## sits uneasily with claims to be a responsible great power VICTORY IS A perilous moment for a guerrilla army. Over years of civil war, revolutionaries become...
China economy: The post-virus economyMar 28, 2020
...The post-virus economy: Back to work But not back to normal IN GOOD TIMES Gu Changshi's job is to persuade companies to invest in Lingang, a wind-swept free-trade zone on the edge of Shanghai, abutting the...
Germany economy: Money for allMar 28, 2020
...Coronanomics: Money for all Germany spends big to combat the corona crunch IT WAS SHAPING up to be a bumper year for the Hotel Esplanade in Dortmund. On February ##th its owners threw a big party to celebrate a EUR#...
Russia economy: IsolationomicsMar 28, 2020
...Russia's economy: Isolationomics After years of isolation, Russia is only mildly affected by global upheaval--so far VLADIMIR PUTIN is no doubt feeling smug. The Russian economy ought to be in crisis, but it is not. Covid-## is...
Spain economy: The emergency roomMar 28, 2020
...Spain: The emergency room A crucial week in a stricken and shuttered country WITH ITS carefully spaced empty white beds laid across the dark floor, the pavilion of Madrid's exhibition centre looked like an installation left over from last...
World industry: The pandemic and the state - Creating the coronopticonMar 28, 2020
...The pandemic and the state: Creating the coronopticon Surveillance through apps and data networks can do much to keep covid-## at bay, but at what cost? HAVING BEEN quarantined at his parents' house in the Hebei province in northern...
World economy: Economic policy and the virus - Building up the pillars of stateMar 28, 2020
...Economic policy and the virus: Building up the pillars of state Rich countries are experimenting with radical new economic policies. History suggests that the effects will be permanent "THE GOVERNMENT intervention is not a government takeover," the American president argued...
EU economy: Ripping up the rulesMar 28, 2020
...The euro zone: Ripping up the rules The European Central Bank's latest salvo might not be big enough CHRISTINE LAGARDE took over as the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in November intent on peacemaking. The bank's...
World finance: How to pay for the pandemicMar 28, 2020
...Free exchange: How to pay for the pandemic The world is entering a new era of sovereign-debt management THIS IS NO time to fret about government debt. While cases of covid-## soar and economic activity grinds to a...
World economy: Climate change - Winter is not comingMar 28, 2020
...Climate change: Winter is not coming Northern-hemisphere temperatures stayed flat from November to March THE MOST commonly cited risks of climate change are natural disasters: fiercer wildfires and hurricanes, bigger floods and longer droughts. But one of the most...
Iran politics: Covid-19 - Get seriousMar 28, 2020
...Iran and covid-##: Get serious Conspiracy theories are no remedy for the virus AS COVID-## BEGAN spreading across Iran in February, the regime held a rigged election. Weeks later, when nearly ##% of Iranian MPs were infected and...
World politics: The state and covid-19Mar 28, 2020
...The state and covid-##: Everything's under control Big government is needed to fight the pandemic. It may not shrink again afterwards IN JUST A few weeks a virus a ten-thousandth of a millimetre in diameter has transformed...
Palestine politics: Covid-19 reaches Gaza - Quarantine while under siegeMar 28, 2020
...Covid-## reaches Gaza: Quarantine while under siege The residents of Gaza respond with dark humour AS BORDERS CLOSE, businesses shut and much of the world adjusts to being locked down, residents of Gaza can only look on with grim...
Middle East and Africa politics: The virus in the Arab world - An even tighter gripMar 28, 2020
...The virus in the Arab world: An even tighter grip States are clamping down. Will they loosen up when the crisis is over? IF YOU BELIEVE the official numbers, covid-## has not yet hit the Middle East and north...