Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy expanded just 2.8% in the first quarter, the weakest annual pace in more than four years, as exports – a key growth driver – have declined amid rising trade tensions and a strong baht .
(Reuters) – Sentiment towards most Asian currencies worsened in the past two weeks, a Reuters poll showed, as a bitter tariff war between the world’s two biggest economies sent investors scurrying to safer assets, raised doubts about growth and rang recession alarms.
In a long-running dispute over Georgia’s voting system, the judge banned use of the paperless voting machines after 2019, but denied a request to bar them for municipal elections this November.
The first and second Democratic debates have made one thing clear: A number of major policy reforms are on the table, including sweeping proposals on health care and climate change. And many of these ideas appear popular among the majority of Americans. A July Marist poll found that 63 percent of Americans said a plan like the “Green New Deal,” which would address climate change by investing heavily in environmentally friendly jobs and infrastructure, was a good idea; similarly, 70 percent said they supported “Medicare for all who want it,” which would give Americans a choice between government-sponsored health insurance and private insurance.