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Crisis looming over global economy without free trade

Multilateral free trade is a key to global economic stability, global leaders at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) have agreed. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned about the deepest crisis the global economy has ever seen, if protectionism prevails. “The system of multilateral cooperation, which took years to build, is no longer allowed to evolve. It is being broken ...

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Global economy is pregnant with digitization, but I’m okay, Putin reassures

The world’s economy is hooked on technology, even if he isn’t, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a panel session with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg Intl. Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018). Putin referred to a statement by President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, who reportedly said the Russian president is “infected” ...

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Sanctions forgotten in St. Petersburg as Putin attracts global big-hitters to his hometown

After a few lean years following Russia’s estrangement from the West in 2014, Russia’s most famous business showpiece has come roaring back. This week proves how talk of “isolation” was pure blather. ST. PETERSBURG – Longtime Russia hands often remark that there are two Russias: the one presented by the Western media and the other, where 145 million-odd people reside. ...

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Seeking alternatives to US dollar dominance in global finance on day one of SPIEF 2018

The first day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has seen various discussions on ways of ditching the US currency which dominates global trade. Veteran investor Jim Rogers has noted that the US currency will likely lose its leadership status in the next decade. “Dollar is going to be higher than now because the turmoil is coming. Then, ...

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Bee gone: Scientists turn to technology as declining bee numbers threaten global food security

The devastating consequences of our declining bee population are being highlighted on the first ever ‘Bee Day.’ Around 80 percent of crops are pollinated by insects. RT asks if there are any alternatives to secure our food future. According to Greenpeace, some 40 percent of commercial honeybees have been lost across the US since 2006. The decline is attributed to ...

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For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the ...

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For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the ...

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For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the ...

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To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to India to learn what features they’d need to embrace Stories across a variety of local languages on phones without much ...

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Back to $100? Crude oil prices to soar as Iran crisis adds to global supply headache

Prices for crude may skyrocket to $ 100 per barrel as soon as next year as major supply risks in Iran and Venezuela are likely to strain global energy markets, say analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. According to the bank, Brent futures, currently hovering around $ 77, will reach $ 90 in the second quarter of 2019 due ...

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