Double whammy: EMs brace for long struggle as Fed hikes meet trade war

2 days ago
Policy makers across emergingmarkets, already rattled by an exodus of capital and tumbling currencies, are bracing for a protracted struggle in the face of rising US interest rates and a deepening trade war between the world's two biggest economies. ... ...

Sensex extends record run; Fed says policy tightening pace will be gradual

2 months ago
The stock markets got a fresh shot in the arm with the US Federal Reserve reaffirming it will continue to follow a path of gradual tightening. The benchmark Sensex rose 442 points, or 1.2 per cent — most since May 31 — to close at 38,694, a new high. ... ...

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

7 months ago
Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled by dramatic increases in lowincome and middleincome countries (LMICs), according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study, which analyzed human antibiotic consumption in 76 countries, is the most comprehensive assessment of global trends to date. ... ...

China Xi's expansive agenda gets boost with move to end term limits

8 months ago
In clearing the way to serve as Chinese president indefinitely, Xi Jinping has sought to head off speculation over his future and amass even more authority to implement his key political objectives, analysts and sources close to the leadership say. ... ...

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