Russia taps global debt market for first time in 2020 with Eurobond placement, sources say

No results matched your search EconomyNov 12, 2020 04:00AM ET © Reuters. By Oksana Kobzeva and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia tapped the global debt market on Thursday for the first time this year by opening the books for two sovereign euro-denominated Eurobonds, in a bid to secure additional funding, two financial market sources…Continue Reading

Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5{degrees} and 2{degrees}C climate change targets

Thought for foodTo have any hope of meeting the central goal of the Paris Agreement, which is to limit global warming to 2°C or less, our carbon emissions must be reduced considerably, including those coming from agriculture. Clark et al. show that even if fossil fuel emissions were eliminated immediately, emissions from the global food…Continue Reading

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on vaccine bets but analysts urge caution

* Asian stock markets:* Equities broadly supported by vaccine hopes* Oil continues rally after U.S. crude drawdown* Some analysts warn of market correctionTOKYO/BOSTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Asian shares rose toward a more than two-year peak on Thursday, buoyed by sustained global stimulus efforts and hopes of a coronavirus vaccine, but some analysts warned…Continue Reading

Celebrities lead TED global call to act on climate crisis

Britain’s Prince William will be among those speaking at the TED Countdown event calling for action to combat the climate crisis With a call to save the planet, Prince William and Pope Francis on Saturday joined activists, artists, celebrities and politicians in a free streamed TED event aimed at mobilizing and unifying people to confront…Continue Reading

REAP 2020: Leveraging ‘global scale’ in ag-tech innovation for ‘real change’

Innovation in agri-technology has the potential to address some of the sustainability and productivity challenges facing food production. But to be effective, an interconnected view of natural systems must be adopted and collaborative solutions developed, attendees at the 2020 REAP digital conference heard today (10 November).“The theme for REAP 2020 is ‘From micro-scape to landscape…Continue Reading

Global study examines impact of childhood nutrition on height, BMI

Researchers at the Imperial College London looked at millions of school-aged children and found that their height and weight vary enormously around the world. The studyThe analysis, published in journal The Lancet,​ used data from 65 million children aged five to 19 years old across 193 countries.  They assessed the height and weight of school-aged children using…Continue Reading

Global food prices rise in October for fifth consecutive month – FAO

Global food prices continued rising for the fifth consecutive month in October, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said. This is according to the Food Price Index report published on Thursday which tracks international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities. The…Continue Reading

Why The Global Economy is Recovering Faster Than Expected

Saul Loeb/Getty Images In these difficult times, we’ve made a number of our coronavirus articles free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. The economic impact of coronavirus continues to surprise. In the spring, previously unimaginable shutdowns pushed economic activity to unimaginable…Continue Reading