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Caregivers in crisis: Pandemic begins to ebb but trauma persists

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jun 24, 2021

Caregiving is never easy. And when it's a pandemic and caregivers themselves are either unwell or at risk of contracting the infection, the stress and strain is not just compounded but also complicated in many different ways. As the devastating second wave of the Covid...

UK remains Europe’s most attractive destination for financial services investment, gap with France narrows:EY

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Non-Life, Policy       Jun 21, 2021

  The UK continues to be Europe’s most attractive location for international investment into financial services, according to EY’s latest UK Attractiveness Survey for Financial Services, attracting 56 projects in 2020. However, this was 43 projects lower than in 2019 and the gap with the second...

Sustainability solution or climate calamity? The dangers and promise of cryptocurrency technology

A'pointless way of using energy'? The amount of energy needed to power the Bitcoin network is staggering: Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the World Wide Web, has gone so far as to describe "Bitcoin mining" as "one of the most fundamentally pointless ways...

Factbox: How central banks are responding to the issue of climate change

  The Bank of Japan unveiled a plan on Friday to boost funding for fighting climate change, a surprise move underscoring the growing importance of the issue for central banks. Following is a snapshot of how some of the world's biggest central banks are addressing risks...

Britain turns into test case for Covid-19 endgame

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Jun 18, 2021

  Emily Ashton & Marc Daniel Davies London: At the start of the pandemic last March, Boris Johnson stood gravely in front of television cameras and told Britain the harsh reality. “Many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time,” he said. If...

Why Asia, the pandemic champion, remains miles away from the finish line

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 15, 2021

  All across the Asia-Pacific region, the countries that led the world in containing the coronavirus are now languishing in the race to put it behind them. While the United States, which has suffered far more grievous outbreaks, is now filling stadiums with vaccinated fans and...

India:Amid unlock, Doctors warn of 'Worse Than Second Wave' situation if norms not followed

  With close gathering of shoppers in markets and restaurants resuming business amid phased unlock in the national capital, doctors on Tuesday cautioned that Delhi could face a “worse than second wave situation" of COVID-19 if people do not adhere to safety norms or lower their...

Indian tech firms struggling with Covid-19 trauma

  Saritha Roy I lost my father to Covid, I’m very stressed because I have so many responsibilities." "I saw so many deaths when I was in the ICU. I wake up to the sound of the ventilator beeps in the night. I don’t know why...

Jérôme Haegeli, Swiss Re Group Chief Economist

COVID-19:Insurance protection gap reaches new high of $1.4 trillion in 2020, Swiss Re

  Zurich: Swiss Re Institute today published its Resilience Index for the third consecutive year, revealing that the COVID-19 crisis reduced global macroeconomic resilience by close to a fifth in 2020. Global economic growth is expected to recover strongly this year after the pandemic-induced recession in...