COVID-19

COVID-19: Fallen Angels Rain Down on Wall Street

Word Ford, cc Flickr Alan Levine, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

The first wave of corporate debt downgrades has hit, leaving a string of ‘fallen angels’ in its wake.

The New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

Peace in our time, cc Flickr Segunda Guerra Mundial, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

COVID-19 in Focus: United Kingdom

Boris Johnson, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://www.flickr.com/photos/chathamhouse/

As Britain prepares for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, the government’s being urged to provide the National Health Service with more equipment to save lives.

COVID-19 in Focus: Brazil

cc Palácio do Planalto, Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The high priest of COVID-19 denialism has his work cut out for him in insulating Brazil’s vulnerable economy from the effects of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (4-1-2020)

COVID-19 shortages, cc Flickr Jon Taylor, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

Decision Time Looms for Brussels on COVID-19 Response

EUParliament, cc Flickr European Parliament, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The upcoming April 7 finance minister summit might one day be looked back on as a turning point in the history of the European Union – for better or worse.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (3-25-2020)

COVID19-roundup, cc Flickr Studio Incendo, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

Strong USD Spells Trouble for Borrowers in Emerging Markets

USDollar, cc Flickr frankieleon, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A strong USD could savage those who borrowed heavily in the currency, whether a state-owned corporation like Mexico’s Pemex or a resource-dependent sovereign like Nigeria.

South Asia Braces for COVID-19 Lockdown

India COVID, Press Information Office, government of India, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minister_visiting_the_Coronavirus_Quarantine_Centre.jpg

The region’s leaders are about to face the ultimate test.

Ethiopia: COVID-19 & Constitutional Crisis

EthiopiaFlag, cc Flickr John Iglar, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed must stem the spread of both COVID-19 and ethnic strife if his new Prosperity Party is to prevail in this year’s elections.

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