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Tag: policy

China’s zero-Covid policy prolongs supply chain disruptions

Supply chain disruptions are being prolonged driven largely by China’s strict zero-Covid policy, according to an economist from Moody’s Analytics. The bottlenecks have lasted for about a year now but are expected to “materially...

Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX spend millions to influence politics and policy

Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Maja...

Fauci says officials feel ‘very badly’ about Afrian travel ban, will reevaluate policy

Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed that officials are re-evaluating the travel ban on several southern African countries after a dozen other countries confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant.  The United States – along with...

IMF urges Fed to speed up policy tightening amid rising inflation risk

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee hearing on coronavirus crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2021. Graeme Jennings | Pool | Reuters The...

White House reaches deal to reinstate Trump-era ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ asylum policy

The Biden administration announced Thursday it has struck a deal with the Mexican government to reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to stay in that country until their U.S. immigration court...

Oil output policy in focus as omicron rattles markets

The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria. Ramzi Boudina | Reuters A group of some of the world’s...

Turkish lira slides after Erdogan doubles down on rates policy

Turkish Lira stock photo herkisi The Turkish lira slid to a near record low on Tuesday after fresh statements from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opposing any interest rate increases. The currency hit a...

Releasing oil from reserves is a ‘bad policy choice’: Dan Brouillette

Oil wells pumping outside of Midland Texas. Joe Sohm | Visions of America | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The Biden administration’s decision to release oil from U.S. reserves is a “mistake,” former...

Jim Cramer sees signs that inflation pressures are easing, believes Fed policy approach is right

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday he’s encouraged by a number of inflation-related developments, contending they lend further credence to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s outlook that many price pressures will be temporary. The “Mad...

Will U.S. ever put a price on carbon as part of climate change policy?

A ConocoPhillips refinery in Wilmington, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world needs to reduce carbon levels, and one way is through a carbon tax, a strategy the U.S. has been debating for decades.    With urgent calls to...