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Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Forced to quarantine at his factory as COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand, migrant worker Hein Thet Zaw has spent the last 10 days sleeping in a tent, trying to ward off hunger with meagre supplies of rice and boiled eggs. “Burmese workers eat a lot of rice, but what we get here is a small […]

Pandemic Surge In European House Prices Raises Fears Of New Bubble

Pandemic Surge In European House Prices Raises Fears Of New Bubble

If Sweden’s government gets its way, Bromma airport on the western edge of Stockholm will shut down and be used to build around 30,000 new homes, helping to ease a housing shortage that has sent prices in the capital soaring. Sweden is not alone in seeking innovative ways to boost the supply of housing and, […]

UN Women Launches New Programme To Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

UN Women Launches New Programme To Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea […]

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

Financial Firms Should Disclose Emissions From Activities They Fund, group says

Financial Firms Should Disclose Emissions From Activities They Fund, group says

The world’s banks, asset managers and insurers should provide more information to investors about the greenhouse gas emissions from the activities they finance, a group that tracks emissions data said on Wednesday. CDP, which maintains a system used by hundreds of companies, cities, states and regions to voluntarily disclose their emissions data, published a report […]

Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million To Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women in Zimbabwe

Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million To Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women in Zimbabwe

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have signed a US$ 1,3 million partnership grant in a project that will help save the lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis caused by multiple factors, including recurring droughts and […]

Tedros Denounces Vaccine Inequity As COVAX Sharing Scheme Marks First Year

Tedros Denounces Vaccine Inequity As COVAX Sharing Scheme Marks First Year

Coronavirus vaccines remain out of reach in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Friday, marking the first anniversary of the COVAX dose-sharing facility. “Nearly 900 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 81% have gone to high- or upper-middle-income countries, while low-income countries […]

Argentine Town Bears Scars Of Poverty As Pandemic Sharpens Economic Crisis

Argentine Town Bears Scars Of Poverty As Pandemic Sharpens Economic Crisis

 In a run-down part of Manzanares, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the scars of poverty are clear. People cook with firewood. Some have no electricity, gas or running water. Children play barefoot with old toys next to rudimentary homes. It is a stark reflection of a wider issue gripping Argentina, which a century ago […]

Bangladeshi Overseas Workers Seek Local Jobs As Loans Mount

Bangladeshi Overseas Workers Seek Local Jobs As Loans Mount

When Hamida Parvin returned home to Bangladesh for a holiday from her job as a nanny in Qatar last February, she was excited to see her 17-year-old son after a year apart. But the COVID-19 crisis suddenly escalated, flights were cancelled and Parvin’s joy soon became a nightmare “scramble for survival” as she scoured for […]

Easy money? Gen Z Invest Online To Beat Coronavirus Woes

Easy money? Gen Z Invest Online To Beat Coronavirus Woes

Juggling homework, friends and his personal YouTube channel, 12-year-old Kwon Joon is often too busy to check on his investments – not that the South Korean schoolboy is too concerned. With impressive returns of 42% since he began dabbling in the stock market last year, Kwon believes online trading can safeguard his financial future, in a […]

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