IMF’s Lipton Says Global Recovery ‘Gaining Some Momentum’
22 April 2017 | 2:00 pm
International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton discusses the institution’s global economic forecasts and the need to avoid protectionist measures.
22 May 2021
France is due to hold a summit for selected African heads of state to spur economic growth in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts differ on the guest list and conference expectations citing reality on the ground.
22 May 2021
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Chief of the African Development Bank Group talks discusses the financing Africa needs to strategise its economic bouncebank from the pandemic.
14 Jul 2021
Pharmacies in Lebanon have gone on an indefinite strike. Drug importers have warned they are running out of hundreds of drugs, as the country's central bank has failed to pay overseas suppliers millions of dollars in dues. This, coupled with fuel shortages and power cuts which can last up to 22 hours a day, has resulted in the situation in Lebanon going from bad to worse. Haddak Men B3id is an organisation on the ground that aims to end food insecurity. We talk to its co-founder Gaelle Matar in Beirut.
19 Jul 2021
On July 19, most of the UK will remove pandemic restrictions. The economy is expected to temporarily benefit, as all businesses can operate normally again. But there are risks amid concerns over the delta variant.
29 Jul 2021
In the Bab al-Fella district of Tunis, many people are struggling to bear the consequences of an economic crisis that seems endless.
4 Aug 2021
Among ordinary people in Tunis, the economic crisis and coronavirus pandemic have fueled poverty and discontent. With the recent political turmoil in Tunisia — many fear their livelihoods may take an even harder hit.
13 Aug 2021
25-year-old Octávio Simão has always been passionate about animals. But he never imagined raising rabbits would provide the income supporting his family today. Simão became a consultant and hopes to inspire other young people to start rabbit breeding projects.
28 Aug 2021
In the western Afghan city of Herat, not far from the border with Iran, local residents complain over the dire state of the economy. With banks still closed since the Taliban's takeover of the country a week ago, one man laments that 'unemployment, poverty and misfortune are high'.
28 Aug 2021
The economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has caused more children to die, according to the World Bank. New York City will require all public school teachers to get vaccinated. Follow DW for more.
1 Sep 2021
India's economy grew by a record 20.1 percent between April and June, compared to the same period last year when the country was experiencing a deep recession. The strong growth comes despite India seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases during that period. Also today, we hear how French luxury giants saw tens of billions of euros wiped off their market value after a warning that China's rich may have to pay more tax.
12 Sep 2021
The ECOWAS bloc called on Guinea to return to "normal constitutional order" after President Alpha Conde was deposed in a coup by special forces.
8 Oct 2021
African economies are due to emerge from recession this year, but their recoveries remain fragile, according to the World Bank's Africa's Pulse report. Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations at the World Bank, tells FRANCE 24 that rising inflation has led to more food insecurity across Africa. He wants the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to be accelerated in order to get 40 percent of the continent fully vaccinated by the end of the year.
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Jimia Abdul Yusuf is dedicated to spreading awareness about cancer, especially for children’s issues. A foundation helps parents raise funds for treatment.
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With the European Union looking to ditch Russian oil and gas, the African country says it could not only help bridge the gap but also bolster the bloc's green push thanks to abundant sunshine and high wind speeds.
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From June 1 and for the following three months, those entering Germany will not have to proof of vaccination, a negative test result or demonstrate a recent recovery from the coronavirus.
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In 2021, sub-Saharan Africa counted the most internal movements, with more than five million displacements reported in Ethiopia alone, as the country grappled with the raging and expanding Tigray conflict and a devastating drought. That marks the highest figure ever registered for a single country.
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For the first time in its over 50-year history, the annual gathering in the Swiss resort town is taking place against the backdrop of a major war in Europe. But that's not the only thing which sets this year's WEF apart.