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International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone

International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone

The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s

Job growth smashes expectations for February as unemployment falls back to 3.5%

The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy added 273,000 new jobs during the month, while the unemployment rate was 3.5%.

US economy adds 273,000 jobs in February

Figures surpass economists’ expectations but stocks sell-off continues

Investors’ retreat to safety sees bonds hit new highs

S&P 500 ends a wild trading week with slight gain after late Friday afternoon rally
Coronavirus update: 290 million students now stuck at home

Coronavirus update: 290 million students now stuck at home

School closures in 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have disrupted the education of more than 290 million students, a record number, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday.

'Bond King' Gundlach says Fed panicked and short-term rates are 'headed toward zero'

"When I say panicked, it doesn't mean it's not justified," DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said about the Fed's surprise cut this week.

Barnier warns of ‘serious’ differences after Brexit talks

UK stance on fishing rights impractical, says EU chief negotiator

‘Biological Clocks’, Import Competition, and the Gender Gap in Earnings: The China Effect

Why did American women stop putting off having children? Dimished opportunities due to China import competition played a significant role.

Coronavirus lays a political minefield

Hopefully, its defeat will show the worth of intelligent and honest government

Fed’s lone move bucks history of collaboration

Policymakers who co-ordinated action in past will introduce virus measures separately

US to back Ethiopian reform with $5bn investment

New development agency seeks to counter China by funding private sector

IMF's Georgieva Says Global Growth To Be Deep Below 2019 Level On COVID-19

Global growth this year would be much lower than 2019 level as the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads to several countries hurting economic activity, International Monetary Fund Managing Director

Fed’s coronavirus cut is first move in dance with markets

Investors expect more action but policymakers say fiscal policy should take the strain
How a CEO transformed his company by setting a £54k minimum wage

How a CEO transformed his company by setting a £54k minimum wage

Dan Price, co-founder of Gravity Payments, took a $1m salary cut to pay all his staff a minimum $70k wage. Five years on, they are thriving Name: Dan Price.Age: 35. Continue reading...

The seeds of the next debt crisis

With debt levels already at a record high, coronavirus raises the risk of a credit crunch in a world of low interest rates

Monday: ISM Manufacturing, Construction Spending

Note: As many experts expected, containment of COVID-19 has failed (but attempts at containment probably delayed the US epidemic giving policy makers crucial time to prepare). Pay attention to the

Italy unveils €3.6bn stimulus to tackle coronavirus

Global leaders weigh up ways to ease supply disruptions while containing disease

The UK’s threat to walk out of EU trade talks is real

London and Brussels have both turned these negotiations into a zero-sum game