2021 has been a very positive year for economic growth worldwide, nevertheless, rumors of a looming recession are becoming more of a reality. Europe’s increase gas prices, China’s Omicron outbreak, and the US’s rapid inflation are blaring threat to an economic downfall that could have been avoided.
It looks like the United States just became a third wheel. Recent economic data from the E.U.’s statistical office shows that China is now the European Union’s biggest trading partner of goods, knocking the U.S. from its prime spot. While the European Union has been China’s biggest importer for some time, the relationship only became mutual during the pandemic, likely due to the increase in demand for Chinese medical products in the E.U. In turn, demand for European goods in China also grew.
Disrupted by unstable democracy protests and an unprecedented National Security Law, Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s favored financial hub is under threat like never before. Investing Columnist Leo Wang investigates the increasingly bleak future of “Asia’s World City” and the hopeful cities vying to replace her.
Who owns the Arctic and what exactly is so important about it? As climate change leads to the further melting of Arctic ice, countries are scrambling to stake their economic claim in the region. We examine these claims, explore what is driving the claims in the first place, and give some considerations in regards to the future of the earth’s “last frontier.”
The pandemic has left many industries helpless, but edtech-based companies have been witnessing their sales skyrocket as the outbreak came to be a blessing in disguise for the industry. Let us take a look at how COVID-19 has acted as a game changer for edtech.