Elections/Legislation/Government

Biden Vows Cut to US Emissions as Yellen Commits Full Power of Treasury to Address Climate Change

Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit. More than 40 world leaders are attending the two-day virtual gathering convened by President Biden. Biden announced a new US target to halve fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and eliminate them by 2050. 

The Shortwave Report 04/16/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210416.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN- The Japanese government has deci

Jubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué

The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.

Eric LeCompte the Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA, a UN expert who monitors IMF and World Bank meetings, releases the following statement on the meetings and World Bank Development Committee Communiqué:

The Shortwave Report 04/09/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan,  Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210409.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From SPAIN- Protests gr

IMF Cancels Debt for 28 Poor Countries into Fall of 2021

The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries. 

Treasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis

Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board.

The Shortwave Report 04/02/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle,  Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210402.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY- We will begin

IMF Head: Global Recovery Uncertain as People Face Income Drops

International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings.

The Shortwave Report 03/26/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from NHK Japan,  Sputnik Radio, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr210326.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From JAPAN- China and Russia have agreed to a united fr

IMF Announces $650 Billion in Emergency Reserves Needed to Confront Pandemic Crisis

The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis. The funds are likened to a type of currency the International Monetary Fund creates, called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).

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