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Sunday, 12 June 2016

EYE on the World - Concerns and Risks Rise

 Global Concerns and Risks Rise  


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Southern Europe Faces 
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Zika Risk In Summer

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Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer

UMEA UNIVERSITY

Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbreaks between June and August. This according to a study, led by Umeå University researchers in Sweden and published in the journal EBioMedicine.




US Health Care Huge Source Of Greenhouse Gases


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Environmental and health impacts of US health-care system

YALE UNIVERSITY
New Haven, Conn.-- If the U.S. healthcare system were a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. The study, published June 9 in PLOS ONE, quantified previously unreported environmental and public health impacts of the nation's healthcare sector.
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China Cannot Be Fixed?



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Pity Poor China: There's No Easy Fix to the S-Curve 


This decline is inevitable in fast-expanding economies that depended on export growth and investment booms.


The S-Curve can be likened to a rocket's trajectory: first, there's an ignition phase, as the fuel of financialization, cheap labor and untapped productive capacity is ignited.
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Climate Change Could End Global Trade



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Globalization made economic production more vulnerable to climate change


POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK)


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IMAGE: SHOWN ARE THE 1,000 LARGEST TRADE FLOWS BETWEEN 26 INDUSTRY SECTORS AND FINAL DEMAND IN 186 COUNTRIES FOR THE YEAR 2011 (BASED ON DATA FROM THE EORA WORLD MRIO, 

The susceptibility of the global economic network to workers' heat-stress has doubled in the last decade, a new study published in the journal Science Advances finds. The analysis by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Columbia University shows for the first time how enhanced connectivity of the global network of supply can amplify production losses, as these losses can be spread more easily across countries.
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Investors Not Buying China's Market Story



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U.S. investors skeptical about China’s move to widen markets

 U.S. asset managers and hedge funds are wary about pouring more money into China until the government addresses its stock market crash last year and wild swings in the yuan, they said on Tuesday, as China unveiled measures to attract U.S. buyers of its assets.




Jobs Report Draws Concerns From Yellen


 Yellen  Says Latest Jobs Report Raises Questions About Economic Outlook 



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 Janet Yellen speaks at a World Affairs Council of Philadelphia event on Monday. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen affirmed Monday that the central bank won’t be raising short-term interest rates until new uncertainties about the economic outlook are resolved. Her comments, delivered at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, echoed conclusions investors drew Friday after the release of disappointing job market data
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