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New York Times (September 28)

2020/ 09/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Strict enforcement should start with the president, to show that no American is above the law.” In 2010, Donald Trump “claimed a tax refund of $72.9 million,” which sparked an ongoing investigation. “The government must move urgently to resolve this question…. Americans deserve to know that the president has paid his taxes, too.”

 

Time (September 22)

2020/ 09/ 24 by jd in Global News

“England’s COVID-19 reopening went terribly wrong.” Britain hit 4,422 new cases on September 19, “the most in a single day since late May, when the country was still under national lockdown. The vast majority of those new cases (3,638) were in England…. On Monday, the government’s scientific advisors warned on television that, at current rates, the U.K. could be recording as many as 50,000 new cases per day by mid-October.”

 

Seeking Alpha (September 21)

2020/ 09/ 23 by jd in Global News

“More and more countries/regions have succumbed to Japanification” with “the process of rapid debt accumulation, followed by monetary easing, which shields the government from the normal consequences of overspending.” And now, “the United States is following lockstep down the economic trail blazed by Japan.”

 

WARC (July 30)

2020/ 07/ 31 by jd in Global News

“With India’s government reported to be considering a ban on more Chinese apps, advertisers are having to re-evaluate their media strategies… Brands that have successfully leveraged TikTok in India… will need to figure out if their TikTok audiences can be replicated on platforms like Instagram Reels, Roposo or Chingari.”

 

BBC (July 25)

2020/ 07/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Barely a month after Spain ended its state of emergency, cities including Barcelona, Zaragoza and the capital Madrid have seen a surge in new infections, prompting the government to warn that a second wave could be imminent.” The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine period for travelers from Spain.

 

New York Times (April 19)

2020/ 04/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Tokyo may have been lulled into complacency during the weeks when Japan contained the coronavirus while avoiding economically devastating lockdowns.” Aa the Government urges a 80% reduction in contact, there is too much normalcy. “It seems too many people are trying to squeeze into the 20 percent.”

 

The Times of India (March 26)

2020/ 03/ 27 by jd in Global News

“On day one of lockdown, supply of fruits and vegetables took a hit, despite the government having marked it out as an ‘essential service.’ Wholesale suppliers…say there are multiple logistics issues.” The largest “is the closure of state entry points and tolls across India. Some 1.2 crore trucks are said to be stranded across India” with some drivers “getting no food or water as dhabas remain closed for miles along highways, even as essentials rot inside the trucks.”

 

Chosunilbo (February 24)

2020/ 02/ 26 by jd in Global News

“Koreans have become global pariahs.” Israel, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries now ban travel from South Korea or impose quarantines. This is all because the “government dragged its heels over banning visitors from China…. China has ordered half of its 1.4 billion population to stay home” and “knows that the most effective deterrent to an epidemic is to limit the movement of humans.” Yet, it continued to let “its citizens freely visit Korea and other countries” while Korea “obligingly left the doors wide open.”

 

Reuters (February 18)

2020/ 02/ 20 by jd in Global News

“The aversion to allowing work from home is unwelcome news for the government, which wants companies to let their employees telecommute during the Olympics to make travel easier for Games participants and spectators on Tokyo’s notoriously packed trains and roadways.”

 

Bloomberg (November 16)

2019/ 11/ 18 by jd in Global News

China’s Q3 expansion is “the weakest since the government began releasing quarterly data in 1992. An obvious cause is the ongoing trade war…, but the economy would be decelerating even without that as is transitions away from the high debt, often wasteful growth model of the past. The knock-on effects are global, affecting companies and consumers alike.”

 

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