Global Corner

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work in fighting global poverty that has helped millions of children by favouring practical steps over theory. French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize’s 50-year history, as well as
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FILE PHOTO: French economist Esther Duflo gets fitted with an earphone before a news conference in Oviedo, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said
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FILE PHOTO: A small toy figure stands on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces a pivotal meeting of backers on Monday, days after the would-be digital coin project suffered a severe blow as major
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(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Democratic presidential campaign this week challenged Facebook’s policy that exempts politicians’ ads from fact-checking, by running ads on the social media platform containing the false claim that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election bid. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gestures
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