“The European Union will not stand and watch as democracy is eroded, human rights curtailed, and free debate silenced,” the EU’s foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrel, said. “Today’s decision reflects our strong commitment to the Cambodian people, their rights, and the country’s sustainable development. For the trade preferences to be reinstated, the Cambodian authorities need to take the necessary measures.” … [Read more...] about EU plans trade sanctions against Cambodia over rights record
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Thankfully, the World Bank doesn’t think things will get so bad. Its baseline scenario is US GDP growth will slow by 0.4 percentage points in 2019 and another 0.8 percentage points in 2020. For China, its estimate is a slowdown in growth by 0.3 percentage points this year and no further slowdown in 2020.Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro's Annual plan for Rs 399/- for the first year. Use coupon PRO2020 (Available on Web & Android only). … [Read more...] about 100-Word Take | When elephants fight, how badly does the grass get trampled?