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Apr 2020


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Lockdowns in Asia have sparked a stampede home

05 April 2020 | The Economist

WHERE DO YOU belong? This is not a metaphysical question. For English-speaking Indians, “belonging” to a place means simply that you come from there, as in, “I live in Delhi but belong to Bengal.” Yet for millions of migrant labourers, not only in India but across Asia, covid-19 has given the question new meaning.


Technology startups are headed for a fall

05 April 2020 | The Economist

FOR A SENSE of how covid-19 is affecting the world’s technology “unicorns”, as privately held firms worth $1bn or more have come to be known, consider two of them. Lime, a scooter-rental firm valued at $2.4bn, has halted its services in Europe and America, where most citizens have been told to stay off the streets. 


News

'Hanging on by a thread': Faces of the cancelled economy

06 April 2020 |

Lea-Ann Suthern's normally buzzing hair dressing salon in Sydney's Newtown is half empty and the phone keeps on ringing with more customers cancelling because they are worried about coronavirus.


With millions stuck at home, the online wellness industry is booming

05 April 2020 | The Economist

UP OFF YOUR chairs and just start lifting those feet,” chirps a woman sporting green leggings as she marches energetically. Diana Moran, a fitness expert known as the Green Goddess, was a staple of 1980s British breakfast television. Now in her 80s, she is making a comeback.


Relations between China and America are infected with coronavirus

05 April 2020 | The Economist

FACED WITH the first great crisis of his presidency, Donald Trump fell back on his go-to tactic: blame China.


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