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Organised labour after Covid-19

Organised labour after Covid-19

The recent failure to unionise workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama is merely the latest chapter in the long decline of traditional working-class organisations. Has the pandemic made things even worse?

Europe needs a new fiscal framework

Europe needs a new fiscal framework

In the mid-1980s, only seven countries had fiscal rules. In 2015, when the International Monetary Fund last counted, 96 did. Most had provisions limiting public debt, budget deficits, or both, and some had additional rules on public expenditures.

Ruling Peronists face storm in an election year

Ruling Peronists face storm in an election year

It’s not a great year to go to the polls. Argentina’s ruling Peronists face crunch mid-term elections in October, and pollsters say how they handle a still-raging pandemic and its fallout will be key to limiting the electoral damage.

China central bank leads global digital currency race

China central bank leads global digital currency race

Amid a global race by central banks to master the concept of digital currencies — a disruptive technology once they looked down with regulatory scepticism — the People’s Bank of China looks set to be the first to issue a digital version of its currency, the yuan.

High growth sectors in post-recovery decade

High growth sectors in post-recovery decade

A multispeed economic recovery is underway, reflecting the significant cross-country variations in containing the coronavirus and acquiring and administering vaccines. But notwithstanding these differences in timing, there will soon be a cascading sequence of rapid recoveries around the world.

Conte’s obsession with winning pays off for Inter Milan

Conte’s obsession with winning pays off for Inter Milan

Antonio Conte has justified his salary as the highest paid coach in Serie A by toppling his former club Juventus to end Inter Milan’s decade-long title drought after two seasons at the helm.

Net-Zero Producers Forum to pave way for climate commitments

Net-Zero Producers Forum to pave way for climate commitments

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF, Forum) welcomes the announcement of the Net-Zero Producers Forum (NZPF), which formalised climate commitments of Canada, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

Biden’s first hundred days

Biden’s first hundred days

Joe Biden has marked his first 100 days as the president of the United States, less than 7% of the time he was elected to serve.

Becoming reasonable

Becoming reasonable

Colleges and universities should shape reasonable people, but that does not appear to be an educational priority nowadays, perhaps because shame has become a dirty word. To shame someone is to judge them, and who are we to judge?

HMC guidelines on e-scooting underpin need for compliance

HMC guidelines on e-scooting underpin need for compliance

Eco-friendly mobility is the need of the era, but safety is paramount as well. Of late, e-scooters have become immensely popular in Qatar, especially in the capital Doha.

China floats ‘a community of life for man and nature’

China floats ‘a community of life for man and nature’

China is a global leader in pushing for – and practising – a sustainable ecological order. In a detailed interview, Ambassador Zhou Jian addresses related issues and underpins his country’s role as a participant, contributor and leading partner.

Q1 data show Qatar firmly on recovery path

Q1 data show Qatar firmly on recovery path

Early vaccine rollout and rise in demand and prices of petroleum products are expected to favour Qatar’s economy and help it maintain growth trajectory this year.

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