Labor force participation "quite depressed" versus pre-pandemic levels, Yellen says

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attends the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble(Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Friday that labor force participation was “quite depressed” compared to pre-pandemic levels. “When we really get control of the

Commons in coronavirus scare as cleaners in HAZMATS enter chamber for ‘extra cleaning’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Cleaners in hazmat suits descended upon the House of Commons to give it an “extra cleaning” due to a coronavirus scare. This comes after six Conservative MPs

Coronavirus vaccination plan under threat as Britons question ‘rushed through’ jab

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus vaccination efforts could begin as early as December after pharmaceutical company Pfizer and partner BioNTech reported a 90 percent success rate in their clinical trials. Health

WHO issues desperate plea after status and pandemic approach questioned ‘Don’t discard us’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Dr David Nabarro told LBC’s Nick Ferrari that questions have to be asked of the WHO and he is ready for the organisation to be held to

South Korea Aug 1-20 exports log milder decline than in July

SEOUL (REUTERS) – South Korean exports contracted by a smaller percentage in the first 20 days of August than in July, boosting hopes for a trade-led recovery even as threats loom from a resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in the capital Seoul. Exports contracted 7 per cent from a year

WATCH Panic-buyers race to supermarket in New Zealand as Auckland placed into lockdown

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Yesterday New Zealand reported their first COVID-19 cases in 102 days as four members of the same household tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, the

Coronavirus latest: WHO records RECORD daily increase in cases as Europe eases lockdown

The virus has spread worldwide and been highly lethal, infecting 8,926,050 and killing 467,611 according to John Hopkins University. Despite the latest news showing the virus isn’t slowing, countries in Europe have begun easing their lockdown measures, as they continue to see lower cases of the virus. The WHO have

UK government preparing stimulus package for July: FT

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – The UK government is preparing to unveil an economic stimulus package in July as it steps up attempts to lessen the depth of the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Financial Times (FT) reported, citing unidentified government officials. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is working

G20 trade ministers back the importance of coordinated trade measures amid coronavirus crisis

SINGAPORE – The Group of 20 trade ministers met in an emergency video conference on Monday night (March 30) and backed the importance of coordinated trade and investment measures to counter the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global demand and supply. They also affirmed their commitment to restore confidence