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China’s economy shrinks sharply in Q2, global risks darken outlook

People look into a window of a shop, outside a mall in Beijing, China, July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China’s economy sinks in Q2, Y/Y growth also slows significantly Widespread COVID lockdowns hammer industrial activity, demand June shows bounce in activity, but global risks darken outlook …

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Why the world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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Exclusive: France’s Pernod puts new India investments on hold, citing protracted tax fight

Pernod at odds with Indian authorities over tax matters Differences between two sides on valuation of liquor imports Pernod told PM Modi’s office disputes hitting investments French spirits firm one of the biggest liquor companies in India NEW DELHI, July 12 (Reuters) – French spirits group Pernod Ricard (PERP.PA) has put new Indian investments on …

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Lebanon telecoms mark-up threatens migrants’ link to jobs and safety

BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) – Kenyan cleaner Noel Musanga survived Lebanon’s economic meltdown, waves of COVID-19 and Beirut’s port blast. But when her internet provider announced rates would double, she feared her last lifeline to family and work would snap. The freelance migrant worker already barely earned enough to survive. Now, the higher telecoms bill …

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