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Coronavirus: why aren’t death rates rising with case numbers?

Coronavirus: why aren’t death rates rising with case numbers? Danny Dorling, University of Oxford It is a conundrum. For much of the past two months, many people have been convinced that mortality associated with COVID-19 would rise as the number of people testing positive with the disease increased. But this has not happened so far.…

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The Japan Shinzo Abe Has Left Behind

By BILL EMMOTT originally published in Project Syndicate This article by Bill Emmott considers Japan with the departure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. By leaving office now, as modern Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe will set the terms of his departure instead of allowing dagger-wielding rivals to do it for him. He will leave…

The Economic Consequences of Disrupted Global Supply Chains

For nearly three decades, global supply chains were the quiet engines of economic globalization. From 1990 to 2008, they drove the rapid expansion of trade, accounting for 60-70% of its growth. More than a decade later, however, they have stalled – and may in some areas be going into reverse. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a supply-shock…

Managing the coming $30 trillion deficit while restoring economic growth

As they continue to grapple with a global pandemic, governments will need to manage deficits and debt-payment plans while finding the best ways to support economic recovery. Deficits worldwide could reach $9 trillion to $11 trillion in 2020, and a cumulative total of as much as $30 trillion by 2023. Governments will need to find…

ASI Chief Executive Announcement Apr 20

CE & Founder of the ASI, Mr Roddy Gow OBE, explains to Members, Sponsors, Partners and Followers of the Institute how the Asia Scotland Institute is adapting to COVID 19 and its future direction in this video: