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“The overseas activities of Chinese banks shift up a gear” Article Analysis

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/10/28/the-overseas-activities-of-chinese-banks-shift-up-a-gear During the midterm, class discussions, and even in previous class presentations we have talked about the World Bank, and how its primary purpose is to provide loans and financial assistance to developing countries across the world. This is not the only form of economic financial assistance that occurs in ...

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Are Amazon Jobs Worth 1,400 Loads of Traffic? French Region Is Split

How could a community home to one of the most popular tourist attractions in France need a bailout from Amazon? The Gard, home to Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct has 1 million visitors per year. Despite this frequent tourism, the Gard has one of France’s highest unemployment rates, ...

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China’s Next Problem Is Recycling 26 Million Tons of Discarded Clothes

First impressions are everything. For the Chinese citizens, a culture has spread to avoid recycled and reused clothing; in other countries ecofriendly and reused clothing aren’t regarded as negatively. This unfortunately doesn’t match up well with the 26 million tons of clothes that are discarded, and the 1% that actually ...

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Alaska Airlines and Microsoft sign partnership to reduce carbon emissions with flights powered by sustainable aviation fuel in key routes

As the world faces a huge climate crisis many large companies are moving towards more sustainable practices as well as pushing for more sustainable development. They are doing this by tweaking the necessary, everyday things they have to do in order to replace them with more sustainable and environmentally friendly ...

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Lawsuit exposes Apple’s recycling program

Apple recycling robot. In January, Apple filed a lawsuit against Canadian recycling company GEEP, claiming that they violated their contract. The tech giant accuses GEEP of reselling their products, instead of shredding them like they were supposed to. According to the lawsuit, no less than 100,000 iPhones and iPads that ...

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Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine

Evan Steinberg, October 20, 2020 On Friday, October 16, Pfizer announced that they will not be seeking an emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week in November. This represents a stark shift from previous statements the company CEO, Dr. Albert Bourla, has made stating that their vaccine ...

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The Invisible Crisis: Fiscal Policies in a Pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought lasting impact on every aspect of previous normality and has most importantly led to the death of approximately 1.1 million individuals. In addition to this invisible threat, the pandemic has demonstrated the true resilience of national governments and their ability to protect its citizens, ...

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Should we trust the Auction Theory for Recourse Allocation to businesses?

Auctioning has long been a staple method of purchasing goods or services, with many believing it is as old as the marketplace itself. While many may think that the usage of auctioning has declined over the past few decades, it has grown in importance regarding governments determining where to sell ...

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US Blocks Malaysian Palm Oil Producer for Human Rights Violations

US Blocks Malaysian Palm Oil Producer for Human Rights Violations Two weeks ago, an AP news article exposed troubling information regarding the palm oil industry in Malaysia, the second largest producer of palm oil in the world behind Indonesia. Last year, a petition was filed by various nonprofit organizations, asking ...

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