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With everyone stuck indoors, esports is poised for its time in the sun

With everyone stuck indoors, esports is poised for its time in the sun

Against a global backdrop of cancelled sports leagues, and as part of their season opening, National Rugby League (NRL) fans recently packed the stands of Townsville’s new Queensland Country Bank Stadium. Fortunately, professional sporting bodies…

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U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust By Reuters

U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust By Reuters

© Reuters. Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland By David French and Imani Moise NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major U.S. lenders are preparing to become operators of oil and gas fields across the country…

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Developing economies are getting crushed – here’s why their rich neighbors should help them

Developing economies are getting crushed – here’s why their rich neighbors should help them

The entire global community is now facing the unprecedented triple crisis of a global health pandemic, economic recession and global financial meltdown – and the fates of rich and poor countries have never been so…

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Gold Prices Rip Higher as Fed Widens the Safety Net to Junk Bonds By Investing.com

Gold Prices Rip Higher as Fed Widens the Safety Net to Junk Bonds By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com — Gold prices ripped higher again on Thursday after the Federal Reserve detailed plans to spend up to another $2.3 trillion in supporting the economy through asset purchases. The plans…

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Scientific modelling is steering our response to coronavirus. But what is scientific modelling?

Scientific modelling is steering our response to coronavirus. But what is scientific modelling?

As they released the modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic behind Australia’s social isolation policies this week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy were guarded. They emphasised the limits of scientific models,…

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a snapshot of what’s out there

a snapshot of what’s out there

Across the globe, many governments have been forced to lockdown their countries in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of African countries have adopted similar measures. This has stalled,…

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Russia, Saudi to debate oil output cuts as U.S. resists joining By Reuters

Russia, Saudi to debate oil output cuts as U.S. resists joining By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County By Rania El Gamal, Olesya Astakhova and Ahmad Ghaddar DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters)…

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Investing in research is South Africa’s best insurance policy against crises

Investing in research is South Africa’s best insurance policy against crises

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads around the world, causing the disease COVID-19, it is becoming ever clearer that the solutions to this pandemic will all be based on research. In some cases these solutions will…

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The big asks Africa needs to table with the IMF and World Bank: here’s the list

The big asks Africa needs to table with the IMF and World Bank: here’s the list

The coronavirus and its economic consequences have caused economic tsunamis in every country in the world. The scale of the onslaught will dominate discussions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank spring meetings due to…

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Gold Stable After Sharp Sell-Off; ETFs See Record Inflows By Investing.com

Gold Stable After Sharp Sell-Off; ETFs See Record Inflows By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com — Gold prices were little changed after early trading in New York on Wednesday, as both risk and haven assets settled into quieter trading patterns amid hopes that the U.S.…

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