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EY Argentina: Argentina Amends Promotional Tax System for Knowledge-Based Firms

With technology disrupting business models in various sectors of the global economy, Argentina has finally introduced tax incentives for knowledge-based industries. Law number 27,506 was first published in the Official Bulletin on June 10, 2019, and established the promotional regime

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WHO: Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D forum

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday (January 15) in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Double Dip Recession in the Making, UK Expected to Emerge First

The Deutsche Bundesbank expects a double dip recession. Analysing non-traditional indicators such as Google Map traffic data and air and water pollution, the German central bank detected a significant retreat of last week’s economic activity index. Consumer confidence is also

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Europe Drifts Away as Its US Bogeyman Prepares to Leave

Tired of dancing to an American tune, the European Commission is ready to challenge the global supremacy of the US dollar. Next week, the commission will likely adopt a policy paper calling for a strengthening of the euro by lessening

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Impact at IFC: In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Until three years ago, Remzi Bala had a small family homestead in central Kosovo, but with just one old tractor and no livestock, he struggled to make the farm productive, let alone profitable. That changed in 2017, when he applied

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World Bank Blogs: Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty: Looking back at 2020 and the outlook for 2021

The Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2020 (PSPR2020) reported that COVID-19 was likely to push between 88 and 115 million people into extreme poverty—those living under $1.90-a-day—around the globe in 2020 (also see our related blog). These estimates were based on growth forecasts

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European Commission on Coronavirus: Commission concludes exploratory talks with Valneva to secure a new potential vaccine

Today, the European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the pharmaceutical company Valneva with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against COVID-19. The envisaged contract with Valneva would provide for the possibility for all EU Member States to purchase together

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European Parliament on Covid-19: how the EU can help small businesses

Small companies have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. MEPs believe the EU can help by easing requirements and supporting their resilience. In a report adopted in December, Parliament advocated measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in dealing

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WHO: Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum

Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and monitoring of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A day-long virtual meeting of scientists from around the

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UN News: Fewer protections, lower wages, and higher health risks – Homeworking in the COVID era

The UN’s labour agency (ILO) called on Wednesday for greater recognition and protection for the hundreds of millions of people who work from home, accounting for almost eight per cent of the global workforce even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since

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