Analysis: Vowing budget control, Brazil faces pressure to keep spending

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Federal Deputies Pacheco and Andrada seen during Commission of Constitution and Justice meeting in Brasilia 2/2 By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government entered 2021 determined to slash last year’s record budget deficit, but a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and fragile economic growth are piling the political pressure…Continue Reading

Analysis: What happens to Pence now?

(CNN)If an alien landed on Earth today, he/she/it could be forgiven if they assumed that Mike Pence was the president of the United States.After all, Pence has been fulfilling that role more and more in the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, as the 45th president has retreated more and more into his own conspiracy-theory…Continue Reading

Analysis: Water becomes a commodity

Navigation for News Categories Analysis – Will 2021 be the year the world really values water? If Wall Street sets the tone, it will be. Photo: Michael Heim/ 123rf For almost 230 years, agricultural commodities have been bought and sold in New York’s finance district. Now the NASDAQ stock exchange – which celebrates 50 years…Continue Reading

Match of the Day analysis: How ‘world class’ Pogba dominated for Man Utd

Match of the Day pundits Leon Osman and Micah Richards analyse Paul Pogba’s match-winning performance for Manchester United at Burnley, with Richards saying the “world-class” midfielder does not deserve some of the criticism he receives.Catch up with Match of the Day on BBC iPlayerMATCH REPORT: Burnley 0-1 Man UtdAvailable to UK users only.Continue Reading

Analysis: Some Said the Vaccine Rollout Would Be a ‘Nightmare.’ They Were Right.

An empty vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine before administering residents at the Triboro Center nursing home in New York on Dec. 21. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Even before there was a vaccine, some seasoned doctors and public health experts warned, Cassandra-like, that its distribution would be “a logistical nightmare.” After Week…Continue Reading

Analysis: Central bankers comb for crypto clues as Bahamas launches ‘Sand Dollar’

LONDON (Reuters) – It didn’t seem like a revolution.Dawn Sands, owner of NRG cafe, takes payment from a customer with central bank digital currency in Nassau, the Bahamas in November 2020 in this handout image obtained by Reuters on December 17, 2020. Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBoB)/Handout via REUTERSA botanical green smoothie and a…Continue Reading

Analysis: Second COVID-19 wave tests Turkey’s commitment to austerity, higher rates

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Istanbul 2/2 By Berna Suleymanoglu, Orhan Coskun and Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A surge in COVID-19 infections and the prospect of another economic downturn could sorely test Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s reluctant acceptance of much higher interest rates and the need for…Continue Reading