The idea that globalisation is just about moving manufacturing or supply chains to cheaper Asian countries is too simple. It has also led to massive increases in foreign students willing to pay to study at our colleges and universities, and a huge influx of wealthy tourists who want to spend money here, to name just two service sector businesses. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?
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"This silence is probably a good opportunity for each of us to slow down, and reflect more on life. In difficult times, each individual should maintain a positive mindset and act more responsibly within their community, join hands with the Government and build a better Saigon," Thien said. … [Read more...] about Social distancing leaves Saigon landmarks deserted
One of its members, Waseem Ahmed, told BBC Hindi that hundreds of delegates left before the lockdown came into effect on 24 March, but that more than 1,000 followers, including many foreigners, got stranded, as all modes of transport and international flights were cancelled. … [Read more...] about Tablighi Jamaat: The group blamed for new Covid-19 outbreak in India
Tensions between the arch-foes -- already high since Trump abandoned a landmark nuclear agreement in 2018 and reimposed sweeping sanctions – have soared since the US killing of Tehran's foreign operations chief Major General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike just outside Baghdad airport in January. … [Read more...] about Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of attack on US troops
Shale producer Whiting Petroleum, which was once the largest oil producer in the US state of North Dakota, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company said it had worked to cut costs and would continue to operate under a restructuring plan. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Oil prices rise on hopes of a price war truce