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ECONOMY • Today
Global Britain needs new friends without alienating old allies
September 25, 2021
Aukus is a clear example of how the UK’s new relationships can undermine diplomatic relations in Europe
IMF chief denies trying to boost China in World Bank rankings
September 24, 2021
Kristalina Georgieva issues forceful rebuttal of ‘quid pro quo’ claims amid mounting calls for resignation
An end to super-cheap money? Central banks begin tightening cycle
September 24, 2021
Having made billions available to households, companies and governments to borrow during the pandemic, the brakes are now being applied

Economic News
Japan Overall Inflation Sinks 0.4% On Year In August
September 23, 2021
Overall inflation in Japan was down 0.4 percent on year in August, the Ministry of Communications and Internal Affairs said on Friday - shy of expectations for -0.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the July reading.
New Zealand Has NZ$2.144 Billion Trade Shortfall In August
September 23, 2021
New Zealand posted a record monthly merchandise trade deficit of NZ$2.144 billion in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday.
Japan Inflation Data Due On Friday
September 23, 2021
Japan will on Friday release August figures for consumer prices, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In July, overall inflation was up 0.2 percent on month and down 0.3 percent on year, while core CPI slipped an annual 0.2 percent.
South Korea Producer Prices Rise 0.4% In August
September 23, 2021
Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.4 percent on month in August, the Bank of Korea said on Friday.
Turkish Central Bank Cuts Rate Unexpectedly
September 23, 2021
Turkey's central bank cut its key interest rates unexpectedly on Thursday as policymakers assessed that the recent inflationary pressures were due to transitory factors and that the tighter policy stance was hurting bank lending.
Economic Highlights
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ECONOMY • Analysis
China throws a wrench into a transpacific trade pact
September 25, 2021
Its application to join the CPTPP may not prosper, but it creates mischief
Why it is wise to add bitcoin to an investment portfolio
September 25, 2021
It is a Nobel prize-winning diversification strategy
Economic Analysis

The Fed signals that it will taper soon
September 22, 2021
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC or Fed) signaled on September 22 that it will probably start to taper off its bond purchases soon because it believes the US economy is likely to continue to perform strongly despite the Delta wave of COVID-19 infections. Markets had expected the taper signal...
Economic Research
Economic Views
A Conversation With President Barham Salih of Iraq
September 23, 2021
President Barham Salih discusses Iraq's role in regional conflicts and its relationship with the United States. 
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong of the Republic of Korea
September 22, 2021
South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong discusses the peace process on the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s role in the Asia-Pacific and on the global front, and the ROK-U.S. comprehensive partnership.
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ECONOMY • Outlook
European stocks close lower ahead of German election; Evergrande, central banks in focus
September 24, 2021
European stocks closed lower on Friday as investors reacted to central bank policy decisions and monitored developments surrounding China Evergrande Group.
Without Merkel, many German voters don't know who to vote for
September 24, 2021
A significant number of German voters have not yet decided who to vote for in Sunday's upcoming election, making the outcome even more unpredictable.
Europe has ‘limited’ direct exposure to Evergrande’s debt crisis, Lagarde says
September 24, 2021
It comes at a time when global stock markets are on high alert over Evergrande's massive debt problems.
European stocks close higher as investors digest Bank of England, Fed decisions
September 23, 2021
European stocks closed higher Thursday as investors reacted to the latest policy decisions from the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Economic Perspectives
Brexit and European finance: Prolonged limbo
September 24, 2021
It will take longer than many had anticipated for the dust to settle on the post-Brexit financial landscape and its respective implications for the EU and the UK.
Winners and losers of energy and climate policy – How can the costs be redistributed?
September 24, 2021
Who should bear more and who less of the burden achieving climate policy goals?
Economic Outlook
How Countries Can Diversify Their Exports
September 22, 2021
by Gonzalo Salinas Four economy-wide factors—governance, education, infrastructure, and trade policy—relate closely to more varied and complex exports across countries As the world’s biggest copper producer, Chile’s shipments of the metal meet around one-third of global demand and represent about half its goods exports. But beyond mining’s dominance, Chile’s trade flows are more varied and [...]
World Economic Outlook Report
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ECONOMY • Opinions
Is Doing Business Really Dead?
September 24, 2021

The World Bank’s recent decision to stop publishing its annual Doing Business report is an understandable initial reaction to revelations of data manipulation in favor of certain countries. But the Bank should use this interruption to develop a better report, rather than ending it for good.

The Right War for the US and China
September 24, 2021

Either everyone wins the fight against climate change, or no one does. So, while the world’s great powers – especially the United States and China – should prepare for war, they must wage it against the right enemy.

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ECONOMY • Insights

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ECONOMY • Forecast

Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2013-2021 | The Conference Board
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STARTUP • News
Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021
September 24, 2021
If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize.
Aiming to create a gender-equitable startup landscape?
September 24, 2021
Only by leaving behind inclusivity lip service and taking decisive actions to bring women into funds and encourage them as founders will we start to achieve gender equity in the startup world.
Bootstrapping in 2021 goes a long way
September 24, 2021
The well-worn riff that it’s easier than ever to start a company today could be wed to the concept that it’s perhaps cheaper, too. That should bode well for bootstrapping.
And the winner of Startup Battlefield is…
September 24, 2021
Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, along with TechCrunch’s Neesha Tambe. Neesha is one of our best and is the leading light of the Startup Battlefield event at our yearly Disrupt conference. That made her the perfect guest — that’s precisely what we discussed on the show today. From a tight […]
Hungryroot co-founder’s new venture, Noops, a plant-based pudding startup, raises another $2M
September 24, 2021
Noops is going after the $50 billion snack foods market and plans to take on yogurt next.

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STARTUP • Business
Rec Room unveils multiplayer cross-platform game Rec Rally
September 25, 2021
Rec Room unveiled a new cross-platform multiplayer game called Rec Rally, where six players can race off-road vehicles.
Riot Games and Netflix unveil Arcane animated TV series launching on November 6
September 25, 2021
Riot Games and Netflix unveiled a trailer for the Arcane animated TV series (based on League of Legends) coming on November 6.
Venture Deals
Awning Emerges from Stealth with $9.3M
September 24, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Awning, a technology platform and brokerage built exclusively for real estate investing, raised $9.3M in Seed funding led by Global Founders Capital.
Owl's Brew Announces $9M in Series A
September 24, 2021
STAMFORD, CT, Owl's Brew, a leader in tea-based spiked and sparkling beverages, has secured $9 million in a Series A funding round.
Robling Announces Strategic Investment
September 24, 2021
ATLANTA, GA, Robling, a retail data analytics company, announced that it has received an investment from Snowflake Ventures.
HUNGRY Closes $21M Series C Round
September 24, 2021
ARLINGTON, VA, HUNGRY, a food tech startup, announced the close of its $21 million Series C funding.
Spotnana Technology Emerges With $41M
September 23, 2021
NEW YORK, NY, Spotnana Technology today emerged from stealth mode and announced $41 million in funding.
Garuda Therapeutics Launches With $72M
September 23, 2021
CAMBRIDGE, MA, Garuda Therapeutics launched today with an oversubscribed $72 million Series A financing round.
Venture Capital
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STARTUP • Trends
The biggest news and trailers from Netflix’s Tudum event
September 25, 2021
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Technology Trends
Internet Trends
Project Taara beams the Internet across the Congo River
September 17, 2021
A team of researchers at Alphabet's research and development company, X, working on what has been named Project Taara, has successfully set up a laser-based system for beaming the internet across the Congo River at speeds up to 20 Gbps. The group has described the project on the X blog page as taking a step toward bringing fiber-like internet speeds to underserved communities around the world.
SSD-Insider++: A firmware-based approach to thwarting ransomware attacks
September 10, 2021
An international team of researchers is promoting the idea of using firmware to stop ransomware attacks before they can encrypt user data stored on a solid-state drive (SSD). The group presented their ideas back in 2018 at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, and more recently spoke to a reporter at The Register describing their ideas.
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STARTUP • Insights
Singapore's AI start-up Advance Intelligence Group receives funding from Softbank, Warburg Pincus
September 23, 2021
Jefferson Chen, CEO of Singapore-based AI fintech firm Advance Intelligence Group discusses business priorities and potential IPO plans after over $400 million new funding.
Startup Insights
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