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IMF urges policymakers to keep tight fiscal stance to fight inflation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday urged policymakers to prioritize protecting the vulnerable through targeted support, while keeping a tight fiscal sta

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UN steps up flooding assistance to Pakistan

The UN team is stepping up its response to severe rains and flooding across Pakistan that have reportedly killed at least 1,136 people, a UN spokesman said on Monday.Th

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S. Africa's central bank: Inflation, a major risk to domestic financial system

The Russia-Ukraine conflict could hurt South Africa's financial stability through rising food and fuel inflation, lower economic growth, and high unemployment, said the

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Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

Nearly 2,000 homeless people died in Los Angeles County during the first year of the pandemic, an increase of 56% from the previous year, driven mainly by drug overdose

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UN chief presents policy brief on Ukraine conflict

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday presented the first detailed policy brief to be issued by the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance

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Humanitarian aid plan seeks $1.5 bln to help people in Somalia

The United Nations and other humanitarian partners have launched the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2022, seeking about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars to help 5.5 milli

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2021 WTO world trade report calls for increased economic resilience

The World Trade Organization (WTO) called on Tuesday for increased economic resilience by unwinding trade integration, as well as more regional and multilateral coopera

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