Kuwait’s looming expat bill could force huge numbers to leave
23 July 2020 | 7:00 am
A Kuwaiti draft law seeking to drastically cut foreign workers' numbers has them on edge. As the economy falters amid the coronavirus pandemic, expatriates who call the Gulf country home are in the firing line.
7 Mar 2021
In the Philippines, economic anxiety, declining mental health, the prohibitive cost of seeking help and the risk of further economic damage feed off each other in a vicious spiral.
8 Mar 2021
The NPC is China's biggest annual political event. On the agenda this year are the economy's "green transformation" and the nation's continued rise as a global power.
4 Apr 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron has extended lockdown measures across the country for the next month, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The restrictions will see over 150,000 businesses shuttered, at a cost of €11 billion. Also in the show: we look at the state of America's crumbling infrastructure, and Deliveroo shares fall flat in the company's stock market debut.
8 Apr 2021
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Tuesday (April 6) urged the Libyan government to ensure that the country's ceasefire is maintained and strictly observed.
14 Apr 2021
The head of France's central bank has said he expects the French economy to recover from the pandemic slump by the middle of 2022. The bank is expecting the economy to grow by 5.5 percent this year, after a slump of more than 8 percent in 2020. The April lockdown is also having a limited effect on economic activity, according to the bank's latest report. Meanwhile, French industry is suffering from shortages of key materials such as semiconductor chips, wood and metals, which may cause consumer prices to rise.
16 May 2021
In Djibouti, refugees from Yemen, foreign soldiers or Ethiopian truck drivers meet at a thousand-year-old crossroads between Arabia and Africa. Flows of people carrying different currencies. To exchange their forex, they all turn to the woman money changers ply their trade on the capital's street corners.
26 May 2021
Europe's biggest economy contracted by 1.8% in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter. The coronavirus pandemic has been a major factor slowing growth.
12 Jun 2021
Europe and Africa are to join forces to tackle the pandemic's economic fallout and climate change. Politicians and experts met at an "Africa Roundtable" in Berlin to discuss how to reset their relationship.
8 Aug 2021
It looks like good news for Germany's economy, but some experts are cautioning against too much optimism. German breweries are also struggling to share the excitement.
7 Aug 2021
Iran's newly-inaugurated ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi vows that his government will endeavour to get US sanctions lifted but will not wait for foreign help to rescue the battered economy.
8 Aug 2021
Despite security threats and growing local resentment, China continues to pump billions of dollars into Pakistan and invest in a wide range of sectors.
10 Aug 2021
For more than six decades, the cocoa that Richard Ambassa Mbassiga harvested from his plantation in central Cameroon faithfully paid for everything his family needed. Irregular rainfall and prolonged dry seasons have since sucked the moisture from the soil, killed cocoa trees, and cut the yield from his farm.
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