Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday it nearly doubled its net profit in its best third quarter in a decade, the latest in a string of global lenders to report better-than-expected results despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, spoken business communication has largely shifted to videoconferences. However, holding a conversation over the Internet comes with a variety of potential problems. Technical glitches can make it hard to hear one another, and the effects of non-verbal communication are greatly diminished when they have to come through a monitor, with nuance and personality being lost along the way.
The risk that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could derail the eurozone’s recovery from deep recession makes ultra-easy monetary policy all the more necessary, European Central Bank board member Fabio Panetta has told a Greek newspaper.
Global economic recovery is going to be slow as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is not under control, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath has said, calling for multilateral efforts to contain the virus.
As Iran surpasses half a million cases and more than 29,000 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the US administration is adding new sanctions on a country that was already struggling to buy essential medicines.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has increased its payments to thousands of vulnerable refugees currently based in Iran who have faced economic difficulties amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, agency representative Babar Baloch said at a press briefing in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday.
Over 70 children were crammed into a bus, heading from Bihar to a sweatshop in the Indian city of Rajasthan, when the authorities pulled it over. Among the faces half hidden behind colorful masks was 12-year-old Deepak Kumar.
Many older Americans have turned away from US President Donald Trump this year as the coronavirus ravages the country, eroding an important Republican support base that helped propel him into the White House in 2016, Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows.