Preventing global economic downturn

Preventing global economic downturn

NDO – The shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the growth of the world economy. In many areas, although the reality is not as severe as originally warned, the slow recovery has forced countries to work harder in their efforts to overcome the current crisis. (Oct 15, 2020 17:30:52)


Strategic vision

  Oct 08, 2020 17:05:14
NDO – Japan recently hosted a foreign minister-level meeting of the “Diamond Quartet”, comprising four countries that share a common goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. 

G20 and the mission of connecting global anti-COVID-19 efforts

  Sep 26, 2020 16:36:21
NDO – Having played a leading role in coping with the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the Group of Twenty (G20) continues to be expected to promote cohesion between countries in a joint effort to overcome the current crisis, as the COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious and unprecedented impacts, pushing the global economy into a new spiral of recession and threatening to destroy the multilateral cooperation system. 

An arduous start

  Sep 18, 2020 16:53:47
NDO – US President Donald Trump has hailed the signing of the agreements to normalise relations between Israel and two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as “the dawn of a new Middle East” and a “historic moment” that paves the way for forthcoming steps towards the normalisation of ties between the Jewish state and Arab countries. 

A thrilling race

  Sep 17, 2020 17:37:23
NDO – The race for the White House is becoming tense as President D. Trump has pushed for new directions and gradually regained a balance of voters’ support, in the context of former Vice President J. Biden having led over the past few months.  

An infeasible initiative

  Sep 16, 2020 17:12:49
NDO – As one of the industries most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, global tourism growth is forecast to fall by 57% this year. In order to revive the “smokeless industry”, many countries have come up with their own direction and the concept of the “travel bubble”has been initiated to establish travel spaces between two or more countries that are recording low local COVID-19 infections. 

Fading hope

  Sep 15, 2020 16:13:02
NDO – Hope for a trade deal between the UK and the European Union (EU) seems to have faded as the latest round of trade negotiations between the two sides ended with disappointing results in many ways. The EU then announced that even the smallest UK breach of the Brexit withdrawal treaty would undermine what little trust is left between the two sides. 

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists

  Sep 11, 2020 14:55:42
According to an article by the, on a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were killed as the direct result of attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Thousands more, including many first responders, later lost their lives to health complications from working at or being near Ground Zero. 

Positive movement in efforts to relieve US-Iran tensions

  Sep 11, 2020 12:04:16
NDO – The Foreign Ministers of Switzerland and Iran recently held talks on the topic of “peace, economic development and human rights”. 

Efforts underway to reduce tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

  Sep 10, 2020 10:05:51
NDO – President of the European Council Charles Michel is pushing efforts to reduce Turkey’s tensions with Greece and Cyprus, two member states of the European Union (EU), revealing that the EU leaders have not ruled out the “carrot and stick” approach towards Turkey, aiming to prevent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean from threatening regional security and stability. 

Job market faces great challenges

  Sep 07, 2020 17:00:28
NDO – Job creation is one of the top priorities in the economic recovery efforts of countries, with as the unemployment rates in many countries falling to the lowest level in years. Job support packages have been launched by governments with the hope of creating “life buoys” for workers in crisis. However, stabilising the job market is still a difficult problem. 

Dangers hidden in the new normal

  Sep 04, 2020 09:56:14
NDO – With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining serious in many parts of the world, a number of countries have chosen to “co-live with the disease”, bringing many areas of life to a “new normal”, but the maintenance of this new state is also facing numerous difficulties and unpredictable “hidden dangers”. 

Advantages and challenges posed for both sides in US presidential race

  Sep 03, 2020 10:09:57
NDO – Candidates on both sides in the 2020 United States presidential election are approaching the "final stage" in the intense race to the White House, facing both advantages and challenges. 

World economic recovery: K-shaped scenario

  Sep 01, 2020 12:31:53
NDO – Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and cast a shadow over world economic growth, analysts have made many comments on recovery scenarios for the global economy, of which the K-shaped recovery model is considered the mainstream prediction at the moment. 

World economy faces prolonged crisis

  Aug 24, 2020 17:42:38
NDO – The world economy is in danger of falling into a serious and prolonged crisis as almost all economies are experiencing a “sad economic year”, while unemployment rates have skyrocketed and global commodity trade dropped to a record low. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue for another year or two.