Analysis: Gulf countries exposed to dual shocks

Analysis: Gulf countries exposed to dual shocks

NDO – The economy in Gulf countries has been tottering and facing heavy financial pressure since being hit by two “big waves”, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and a record plunge in oil prices. (11 hours ago)


Creating momentum to open the door to peace in Syria

  May 20, 2020 16:07:09
NDO – The United Nations Security Council recently held an online session on Syria, hoping to take advantage of the current stable situation to create momentum for the political process in the Middle Eastern country. 

Africa weathers destructive ‘typhoon’ COVID-19

  May 13, 2020 09:57:39
NDO – Experts have warned of a need for Africa to come up with an appropriate blockage removal strategy to weather the negative impacts from ‘typhoon’ COVID-19. 

“Remedy” for the global economy

  May 12, 2020 17:10:46
NDO – Chairwoman and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) K. Georgieva told an online event hosted by the European University Institute that recent economic data for many countries was coming in below the fund’s already pessimistic forecast for a 3% global contraction in 2020. The head of the IMF has reduced her confidence regarding the global economic outlook in the context of recent challenges to the world economy and the fight against economic recession. 

“Gig economy” faces many challenges

  May 08, 2020 17:06:36
NDO – Covid-19 has become a global pandemic and so many countries and cities have applied travel restrictions and social distancing orders. 

A Ramadan month of anxiety

  May 08, 2020 12:59:37
NDO – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently convened an online meeting to discuss disturbing developments in Libya, which is currently engulfed in a civil war. Warfare has continued to increase amid the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, triggering concerns about the risk of a serious humanitarian and security crisis in the North African country. 

COVID-19, a challenge to President Trump’s reelection campaign

  May 07, 2020 16:23:30
NDO – US election day is nearing, and President Donald Trump’s reelection target has fallen into doubt again as outstanding economic achievements are obscured by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context that his Democratic opponent remains the frontrunner in most polls, to reverse the situation, the White House leader has designed a new campaign strategy to revive credibility by connecting it to his confidence in driving back the pandemic. 

A comprehensive solution needed

  May 04, 2020 17:23:41
NDO – If developed countries are plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic, then developing countries and “hot spots” of conflicts are now facing an increasing risk of humanitarian crisis. Facing this risk, the United Nations Security Council has urgently passed a draft resolution calling on the parties in these “hot spots” to suspend conflict for 90 days, in order to focus solely on the fight against the COVID-19.  

Middle East weathers the “twin storms”

  May 03, 2020 15:50:34
NDO – Oil prices falling to historic lows and the impact of COVID-19 have caused heavy losses in Middle Eastern economies. Oil producers and exporters in this region are wobbling in the "oil storm". Although many stimulus packages have been introduced, the losses are unavoidable from the "double shock". 

Africa in “double" jeopardy

  May 01, 2020 16:10:26
NDO – Health experts have warned that Africa is facing a "double" disease jeopardy, as it finds itself in a twin fight against both COVID-19 and malaria. 

Global unemployment crisis triggered as COVID-19 remains severe

  Apr 27, 2020 17:40:06
NDO – Together with the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, a wave of unemployment is spreading in many major economies. Countries are now striving to not only fight the disease but also recover economic growth and support disadvantaged people. 

Global efforts enhanced to relieve “pain” for poor countries amid COVID-19

  Apr 26, 2020 15:02:29
NDO – International financial institutions and regional organisations are striving to provide effective “medicine” aimed at reducing damages for poor nations in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to push many countries into miserable circumstances. 

Staying united on two fronts

  Apr 23, 2020 17:17:47
NDO – How the global economy will recover is currently a top concern, in the context of economies having been seriously damaged by the negative impact of the COVID-19 disease. Meanwhile, analysts have repeatedly made dark forecasts about global economic prospects. 

The dark period of oil prices

  Apr 22, 2020 17:35:52
NDO – Crude oil producers have just fallen into the depths after world oil prices for the first time in history fell to US$-37.63 per barrel. Moves to save the oil market from the brink of collapse were immediately launched, but efforts have been extremely fragile. 

EU pushes hard to resolve the “problem of migrants”

  Apr 21, 2020 17:32:42
NDO – Although the wave of migrants to Europe has eased in recent times, the issue of migration is still a serious social problem for European Union (EU) countries in the context of refugees continuing to seek illegal entry into the ‘old continent’.