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IMF unveils Resilience and Sustainability Trust to help 'vulnerable' countries
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IMF unveils Resilience and Sustainability Trust to help 'vulnerable' countries

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the goal of the trust is to redistribute funds from wealthier countries to more vulnerable ones as members look to support global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

NATO Summit: US, allies ramp up pressure on Russia, unveil fresh sanctions
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NATO Summit: US, allies ramp up pressure on Russia, unveil fresh sanctions

Meanwhile, NATO has rushed tens of thousands of extra troops to its eastern flank in the wake of the invasion, and leaders launched four new 'battle groups' in allies Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania

US president Joe Biden and Western allies gather at Brussels as the war in Ukraine completes a month
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US president Joe Biden and Western allies gather at Brussels as the war in Ukraine completes a month

While the West has been largely unified in confronting Russia after it invaded Ukraine, there's wide acknowledgement that unity will be tested as the costs of war chip at the global economy

Global growth could slow sharply due to Omicron variant of COVID-19, warns World Bank
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Global growth could slow sharply due to Omicron variant of COVID-19, warns World Bank

In its latest Global Economic Prospects report, the Washington-based development lender cut its forecast for world economic growth this year to 4.1 percent after the 5.5 percent rebound last year.

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbating poverty and inequalities, other shared challenges becoming more pressing: IMF
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Coronavirus pandemic exacerbating poverty and inequalities, other shared challenges becoming more pressing: IMF

The IMF said the emergence of new COVID-19 variants has increased uncertainty, posing downside risks to the green shoots of the global economy which require urgent attention

COVID-19 lessons: Lower trade barriers, adopt digital procedures, ESCAP-ADB report recommends Asian nations
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COVID-19 lessons: Lower trade barriers, adopt digital procedures, ESCAP-ADB report recommends Asian nations

The study underscores the need to strengthen supply chains as the COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerabilities of concentrated trade networks, limited inventories and financing shortages

Top US leaders to attend two-day summit on global economy in post-COVID era
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Top US leaders to attend two-day summit on global economy in post-COVID era

The India Ideas Summit will be held on October 6 and 7 and focus on the theme 'Recovery to Resurgence'

Human growth in recent decades came at 'devastating cost' to nature, planet's economic role: Review
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Human growth in recent decades came at 'devastating cost' to nature, planet's economic role: Review

A sustainable future for people and the planet calls for a total decarbonisation of the global energy system, the review added.

Global economy to plunge to deepest recessions post-COVID since Great Depression: World Bank
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Global economy to plunge to deepest recessions post-COVID since Great Depression: World Bank

On Wednesday, the World Bank approved the extension of health emergency programmes to up to $12 billion for vaccines and therapeutics in developing countries

By 2021, as many as 150 million people likely to be in extreme poverty due to COVID-19, says World Bank
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By 2021, as many as 150 million people likely to be in extreme poverty due to COVID-19, says World Bank

In its report, the World Bank noted that the lack of recent data for India severely hinders the ability to monitor global poverty

Centre issues SOPs for approaching festival season; India's COVID-19 cases rise to 66.8 lakh
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Centre issues SOPs for approaching festival season; India's COVID-19 cases rise to 66.8 lakh

As per the new guidelines, organisers will be required to provide adequate area for an event along with a detailed site map of the venue and proper markings to maintain social distancing

A third of land, ocean area on Earth could be protected without harming economy: Report
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A third of land, ocean area on Earth could be protected without harming economy: Report

Conserving at least a third of the planet’s land and oceans could prevent mass extinctions and allow vital habitats to be restored.

StanChart’s Jose Vinals predicts economic recovery led by Asia in late 2020; says most economies to suffer negative growth rates
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StanChart’s Jose Vinals predicts economic recovery led by Asia in late 2020; says most economies to suffer negative growth rates

StanChart's annual investor meeting was closed to shareholders in line with government restrictions to control the spread of the new coronavirus.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire posts nearly $50 billion loss hit by coronavirus; says made 'a mistake' investing in airline sector stocks
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire posts nearly $50 billion loss hit by coronavirus; says made 'a mistake' investing in airline sector stocks

Berkshire's stock price has fallen 1% in 2020, compared with a 12% drop in the Standard & Poor’s 500, despite Warren Buffett’s prediction that Berkshire would outperform in down markets.

Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates
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Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus.

HSBC first-quarter profit halves on increased loan loss provisions due to coronavirus crisis
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HSBC first-quarter profit halves on increased loan loss provisions due to coronavirus crisis

HSBC said last week it is pressing ahead with plans outlined in February to shift capital from underperforming businesses, reduce costs and strip out layers of management.

Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'
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Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'

Testing is critical to getting the COVID-19 disease under control and beginning to re-open the economy, says Bill Gates

Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex tanks 536 points, Nifty below 9,200-mark; except energy, pharma all other indices end in red
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Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex tanks 536 points, Nifty below 9,200-mark; except energy, pharma all other indices end in red

Stock market today LIVE Updates: Sensex over 400 points down, Nifty opens below 9,200-level; bank stocks among major losers

Pandemic throws global economy into deeper decline; govts, central banks around world unleash fiscal support to tide over crisis
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Pandemic throws global economy into deeper decline; govts, central banks around world unleash fiscal support to tide over crisis

Separate data on Thursday showed South Korea’s trade-reliant economy, Asia’s fourth-largest, shrank at its fastest pace since 2008 as self-containment measures kept shops closed and slumping global demand hurt exports.

Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex tanks over 1,000 points, Nifty below 9,000-mark; except pharma, all other sectoral indices end in red
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Stock Market Latest Updates: Sensex tanks over 1,000 points, Nifty below 9,000-mark; except pharma, all other sectoral indices end in red

Stock Market Today LIVE Updates: Sensex plunges 870 points, Nifty at 9,000-level; Rupee slips 26 paise to 76.79 against dollar