Saudi inflation up in January for second consecutive month
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s consumer price index rose 0.4% in January from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, the second consecutive month of positive inflation after it was in negative territory for most of last year. Hikes in prices at restaurants and hotels, education, and healthcare, boosted the index, data from the […]
Nigeria seeks $6.9 billion from lenders to fund coronavirus fight
By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has requested $6.9 billion from multilateral lenders to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Africa’s biggest economy, the finance minister said on Monday. Nigeria, whose revenues have tumbled with the fall in oil prices, has asked for $3.4 billion from the International Monetary Fund, $2.5 billion […]
Despite the G7 pledge of global aid, South Asian countries still scramble for vaccines.
By Emily Schmall, Aanya Wipulasena, Bhadra Sharma and Julfikar Ali Manik Sri Lanka is tapping Japan. Nepal has asked Denmark. Bangladesh has appealed to its diaspora in the United States. South Asian countries are looking to the rest of the world to jump-start inoculation campaigns that have stalled since India halted vaccine exports to deal with its […]