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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021? imf.org/~/media/Files/… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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"Chinese people eating #batsoup"... You've probably seen some of these videos that have flooded social networks since the outbreak of the #coronavirus epidemic in China, with caption suggesting that eating bats was a cause of the virus. We fact-checked seven videos...
First off, we talked to several experts in Chinese cuisine. They all agreed: there is no tradition of eating bats in Chinese culture. It's generally seen as disgusting, in #Wuhan and elsewhere in #China.
Video #1: This video does indeed show a Chinese woman eating a bat - not in #Wuhan, but 3,000 km away in the Pacific nation #Palau. She's a well-known influencer on the Chinese network Weibo, who said she filmed the video in 2016 as part of a travel show.
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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