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IMF Country Focus: Connectedness of the Dutch Economy Leads to Lower GDP Growth Forecast

The Netherlands has one of the most internationally integrated economies in the world. This interdependence makes the country especially vulnerable to a global crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this blog written for IMF Country Focus, the IMF’s mission chief

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UN Department of Global Communications: United Nations peacekeeping continues vital work amid COVID-19 pandemic

Despite some restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on their activities, United Nations peacekeeping missions are continuing to carry out their mandates while also helping countries in their coronavirus response. “COVID-19 doesn’t mean that we will stop or freeze our

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Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy

The wide range of possibilities for the predicted decline is explained by the unprecedented nature of this health crisis and the uncertainty around its precise economic impact. But WTO economists believe the decline will likely exceed the trade slump brought

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 4 May 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Ten days ago, I joined President Emmanuel Macron, President Ursula von der Leyen and Melinda Gates to launch the ACT Accelerator, to support the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and

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KelloggInsight: What the Current Crisis Means for Private Equity

Access to capital will likely buoy some PE firms and the companies they back. Others will be less lucky. As the economy flails and certain sectors implode while others boom, every industry is trying to figure out what lies ahead.

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The common EU response to COVID-19

The European Union and its member states are working around the clock to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Protecting the health and safety of our citizens is the EU’s top priority. In addition, the EU and its member states are

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World Bank Blogs: May 1, 2020 end of week update – Debt relief for the world’s poorest countries

Today is the beginning of an important debt relief initiative for the world’s poorest countries. I wanted to highlight that and provide an update on other recent activities. We’re proceeding at full speed with our COVID-19 support. Using the fast-track approach developed in April, the World

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Journalists provide ‘antidote’ to COVID-19 misinformation, UN chief says ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The UN Secretary-General is calling for greater protection of journalists who are providing the “antidote” to what he has characterized as a pandemic of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. António Guterres made the appeal in a video message for World Press

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‘Rights and dignity’ of older people must be respected during COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 fatality rate for people over 80-years-old, is five times the global average, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, launching a new policy initiative to address this and many other challenges faced by the elderly, during and after the

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AstraZeneca and Oxford University announce landmark agreement for COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford today announced an agreement for the global development and distribution of the University’s potential recombinant adenovirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection from SARS-CoV-2. The collaboration aims to bring to patients the potential vaccine

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