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Marketwatch (September 20)

2022/ 09/ 22 by jd in Global News

“The number of millionaires in the world is set to nearly double by 2026, despite rising interest rates, looming recession fears and a recent plunge in net worth for some of the world’s wealthiest people.” All told, the number of millionaires “is expected to jump 40% and reach 87.5 million over the next five years.”


The Guardian (August 29)

2022/ 08/ 30 by jd in Global News

“China has reached a point of no return in its battle to contain what could be the biggest property crash the world has ever seen, experts believe, creating a perilous moment for the country’s Communist leadership and the global economy.”


Washington Post (April 15)

2022/ 04/ 17 by jd in Global News

“The world has been understandably transfixed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine,” but we must still stay alert to threats elsewhere. “President Xi Jinping has been quietly taking advantage of the West’s distraction by expanding China’s sphere of influence in the South Pacific. If Washington doesn’t wake up to this threat, China’s efforts to dominate the region will gain dangerous and perhaps irreversible momentum.”


BBC (April 4)

2022/ 04/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Even if all the policies to cut carbon that governments had put in place by the end of 2020 were fully implemented, the world will still warm by 3.2C this century…. The good news is that this latest IPCC summary shows that it can be done…. But keeping temperatures down will require massive changes to energy production, industry, transport, our consumption patterns and the way we treat nature.”


Wall Street Journal (January 24)

2022/ 01/ 25 by jd in Global News

“The financial industry has spotted an opportunity to make money by helping people feel good about themselves. Despite claims to the contrary, these investments don’t do much to make the world a better place…. The explosion of ESG investing… is mostly—but not completely—a waste of time.”


Washington Post (December 29)

2021/ 12/ 31 by jd in Global News

“Across the nation and the world, people who thought they knew how to avoid covid are getting a rude surprise. Safety precautions that had for so long felt talismanic ― get vaccinated, mask up, avoid large indoor gatherings — have in the past week or two collapsed under the weight of omicron, a much more highly transmissible variant than the ones before it.”


The Guardian (June 30)

2021/ 07/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans…. Without an immediate global effort to combat the climate emergency, the Earth’s uninhabitable areas will keep growing.”


Wall Street Journal (January 15)

2021/ 01/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Rising temperatures last year capped the world’s warmest decade in modern times.” Moreover, according to the same NASA findings, 2020 tied with 2016 as the hottest year ever. This came “despite cooling ocean currents and a drop in greenhouse gas emissions” associate with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sydney Morning Herald (November 9)

2020/ 11/ 10 by jd in Global News

“The coronavirus has hit another sobering milestone: more than 50 million positive cases worldwide since the pandemic began…. The US, with around 4% of the world’s population, represents almost a fifth of all reported cases.”


MarketWatch (October 11)

2020/ 10/ 13 by jd in Global News

“For those of you expecting the world to return to some sense of normalcy by the time 2021 rolls around, JPMorgan Chase JPM CEO Jamie Dimon has a message: ‘We’re going to have to live with this.’” Dimon does not “expect normality to return until the summer of 2021.”


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