Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Famines of ‘Biblical Proportions,’ UN Warns

The threat of social and political unrest around the world is rising as the coronavirus crisis fuels discontent amid food shortages, job losses and lockdowns. That may particularly impact nations that are already battling food crises, according to a report from 16 organizations including United Nations agencies and the European Union. The number of people … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Famines of ‘Biblical Proportions,’ UN Warns

Coronavirus Updates: Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve After Crude Plummets

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — President Donald Trump said he wants to add as much as 75 million barrels of oil to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, taking advantage of record low prices for crude, and that he’ll consider blocking imports of crude … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve After Crude Plummets

Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve as Futures Plummet

President Donald Trump said he wants to add as much as 75 million barrels of oil to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, taking advantage of record low prices for crude, and that he’ll consider blocking imports of crude from Saudi Arabia. Oil is at “a level that’s very interesting to a lot of people right … Read more Trump Says He’ll Add 75 Million Barrels to Oil Reserve as Futures Plummet

China’s trade data beats expectations

China’s imports and exports fell in March, but by less than expected as factories become operational. Insights via @CMEGroup: https://openmarkets.cmegroup.com/quicktake?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=paid_social&utm_campaign=quicktake_evergreen&utm_content=more_insights Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com QuickTake by … Read more China’s trade data beats expectations

U.S. allows imports of Chinese-certified KN95 masks

Chinese state broadcaster, CGTN, reported on the US FDA decision to allow Chinese-certified KN95 masks into the country for use as PPE, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the agency will now allow imports of Chinese-made KN95 respirator masks. The announcement came on Thursday as the country experiences a … Read more U.S. allows imports of Chinese-certified KN95 masks

Coronavirus – Covid-19: French president Macron visits mask factory

Macron’s visit comes as countries around the world are racing to boost production of protective gear for key workers on the coronavirus frontline, and competing for imports of masks from China. FRANCE 24’s Robert Parsons latest analysis. 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 Coronavirus – Covid-19: French president Macron visits mask factory

Coronavirus: Government to expand telehealth as equipment shortage bites | ABC News

The Government has announced an expansion in telehealth, as well as further imports of equipment to cope with the fight against coronavirus, but medical professionals say the shortage is already putting them at risk. The private sector has stepped in, with Gucci to make facemasks, and brewers and distillers addressing a shortage in hand sanitiser. … Read more Coronavirus: Government to expand telehealth as equipment shortage bites | ABC News

What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s oil price war with Russia? | Counting the Cost

Saudi Arabia kicked off an oil price war with Russia at a time when the world is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak decimating supply chains, inducing panic buying and grounding flights. Saudi Arabia and Russia have been working together to prop up oil prices for the past three years but the two had a falling … Read more What’s behind Saudi Arabia’s oil price war with Russia? | Counting the Cost

Why is Zimbabwe in freefall? | The Stream

There’s little sign of relief for Zimbabwe’s worst drought in years, and it’s exacerbating a national food crisis already affecting more than half of the population. About 5.5 million people in rural parts of Zimbabwe and 2.2 million people in urban regions are finding it difficult to find food and clean water. In January Zimbabwe’s … Read more Why is Zimbabwe in freefall? | The Stream

Coronavirus: Why People are Stockpiling Toilet Paper

The worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus is leading to some curious side effects: Store shelves are being stripped bare from Singapore to Seattle. Supermarkets in the U.K. have started rationing items. In Hong Kong a delivery man was reportedly robbed at knife-point of hundreds of toilet-paper rolls. Australia has seen brawls break out at … Read more Coronavirus: Why People are Stockpiling Toilet Paper

Chinese coronavirus shutdown could cause apartment prices to increase | ABC News

As the Chinese shutdown of some factories and businesses continues, businesses in Australia relying on Chinese imports of building material are warning of economic shocks. Building materials such as window frames are relied upon by companies like Crown Group, which builds luxury apartments in cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles. Crown Group Chief Executive … Read more Chinese coronavirus shutdown could cause apartment prices to increase | ABC News

Argentina football producers face competition from imports

Some of the world’s biggest football stars – like Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona – come from Argentina. But its ball-producing sector is in crisis, imports are leaving hundreds of people out of work. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Belle Ville in the Argentinian province of Cordoba. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Argentina football producers face competition from imports

BNEF Brief: Chinese LNG Imports in ‘Coma’ Due to Virus

Feb.27 — BloombergNEF expects 2020 Chinese LNG imports to total 59 million tons, a 3.1% drop versus 2019. A substantial and sustained year-on-year drop in imports to China would be a further bearish factor for an already loose LNG market struggling to absorb a U.S. supply boom. Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Naureen Malik talk on … Read more BNEF Brief: Chinese LNG Imports in ‘Coma’ Due to Virus

Australia looking at gas imports to meet looming shortfall | ABC News

The ACCC has fired a broadside at the gas industry, accusing it of duping governments into approving gas exports that have sent domestic prices soaring. Stephen Long reports. Read more here: https://ab.co/32wI9Xx For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Australia looking at gas imports to meet looming shortfall | ABC News

Should Britain Ban Chlorinated Chicken? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Farming leaders have said it would be “insane” to sign a trade deal that allows the import of food that would be illegal to produce in the UK, such as chlorinated chicken. The National Farmers Union (NFU) president, Minette Batters, said allowing these imports would be “morally bankrupt”. The NFU … Read more Should Britain Ban Chlorinated Chicken? | Good Morning Britain