Covid-19: G20 debt freeze for Africa “the smallest of baby steps” – Patrick Smith

As the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings were winding down, The Africa Report editor-in-chief Patrick Smith took aim at G20 leaders for agreeing to a minimal debt freeze. Smith calls for the rapid convening of a donor conference to follow through on French president Emmanuel Macron’s call for the next step, debt cancellation. Otherwise, developing nations … Read more Covid-19: G20 debt freeze for Africa “the smallest of baby steps” – Patrick Smith

G20 finance officials hold virtual meeting about COVID-19’s economic impact

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors held a virtual meeting to discuss the economic impact of the coronavirus. Potential debt relief for the world’s poorest nations was among the top subjects on the agenda. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more G20 finance officials hold virtual meeting about COVID-19’s economic impact

G7 backs temporary debt relief for poor countries if G20 agrees

Group of Seven (G7) finance officials on Tuesday vowed to continue to act as needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and stabilize the global economy, and threw their support behind temporary debt relief to the poorest countries. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more G7 backs temporary debt relief for poor countries if G20 agrees

After OPEC+ pact, G20 nations try to nail broader oil deal

The world’s top oil-producing nations have agreed on the need to stabilise the price of oil, which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Energy ministers of the world’s 20 largest economies discussed the deal by video conference. Al Jazeera’s Osama bin Javaid reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more After OPEC+ pact, G20 nations try to nail broader oil deal

WHO: Don’t politicize virus or ‘we will have many more body bags’

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic after U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism: “Please, unity at national level, no using COVID-19 for political points. Second, honest solidarity at the global level and honest leadership from the U.S. and China.” “The U.S. and China should come together to fight this … Read more WHO: Don’t politicize virus or ‘we will have many more body bags’

Can healthcare in poor nations withstand coronavirus? | Counting the Cost

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are calling on creditor nations to provide debt relief to the world’s poorest nations amid the coronavirus pandemic. The United States and Federal Reserve have, so far, pledged $6 trillion, easing the pressure on poorer nations who do not have the same kind of financial firepower. Health … Read more Can healthcare in poor nations withstand coronavirus? | Counting the Cost

Reviving the global economy amid COVID-19

Concern continues to grow over the long-term economic damage from the virus. The pandemic has dealt a severe blow to growth, with G20 leaders pledging to inject trillions into the economy. Now talks over how to bring the economy back on track are under the spotlight. Will economic growth bounce back after the outbreak? Earlier, … Read more Reviving the global economy amid COVID-19

A first look inside London’s new NHS Nightingale hospital for coronavirus patients

First look: London’s new NHS Nightingale hospital The UK’s Telegraph published this video “first look” inside London’s new NHS Nightingale hospital, which is a temporary hospital setup inside the ExCeL conference centre, in order to cope with a surge in Covid-19 patients expected in Britain’s capital. Britain’s first NHS Nightingale Hospital, the first of several … Read more A first look inside London’s new NHS Nightingale hospital for coronavirus patients

President Xi Jinping attends the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech titled “Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak” at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit via video link in Beijing on March 26. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: … Read more President Xi Jinping attends the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19

Risk of Global Recession How bad How fast

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented global collapse in industrial production, retail sales, business confidence and investment with rising coronavirus infections and death tolls. While more efforts are devoted to containing the virus, central banks and governments have carried stimulus policies to shore up economies against the pandemic. Will the world economy go into … Read more Risk of Global Recession How bad How fast

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (27 March 2020)

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said his message to G20 leaders was threefold: fight to stop the virus “with every resource at our disposal,” unite to confront the pandemic together, and “ignite the industrial might and innovation of the G20 to produce and distribute the tools needed to save lives.” Speaking at a press conference today … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (27 March 2020)

coronavirus: Half a million people have now contracted the virus globally – BBC News

Half a million people have now contracted coronavirus globally Confirmed cases in the US overtake China’s and Italy’s UK deaths reach 578, a rise of more than 100 a day for the first time UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces help for self-employed Italy records another 712 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total to 8,215 … Read more coronavirus: Half a million people have now contracted the virus globally – BBC News

The Point: Can the G20 summit promote international solidarity?

G20 world leaders held online crisis talks to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Will they come up with policies to help avoid a deep worldwide recession? Guests: Fraser Cameron, director of the EU-Asia Centre; John Gong, professor of economics, University of International Business and Economics. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more The Point: Can the G20 summit promote international solidarity?

Expert: Washington should put aside differences with China and focus on saving lives

As G20 leaders held their first virtual summit Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping once again called for cutting tariffs and removing trade barriers. John Gong, professor from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, said that China and the U.S. should help each other as the pandemic rages on. Gong also said that … Read more Expert: Washington should put aside differences with China and focus on saving lives

G20 holds remote summit to discuss coronavirus response

Leaders of the world’s major economies have held a virtual G20 summit to discuss a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from New York. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Coronavirus #G20