Recently, the UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration, the World Health Organization, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies released an interim guidance silhouetting COVID-19 readiness and response mechanisms for refugee camps and camp-like settings. On March 17, the UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration announced a temporary suspension of resettlement travel for refugees. Leaders such as Matteo Salvini, former Italian Deputy Prime Minister, and Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, have attempted to assign blame for the outbreak to refugees and migrants. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Countermeasures adopted by nations must factor in the vulnerabilities of refugees as well
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I get that this is a statement on Quibi’s part. But spending time with the service hasn’t dissuaded me from wanting to watch shorter shows on larger screens. Sometimes 20 minutes is all my wife and I have to watch something together before going to bed, and it’d be nice to watch complete episodes on the television within that timeframe. And even when there’s more time to spare, sometimes you just need a palate cleanser. The sooner Quibi becomes mobile-first instead of mobile-only, the better. … [Read more...] about 7 revealing takeaways about Quibi, which is finally here (and is fine)
• Historically, a decline of 60% has happened only once and lasted for 4 days – this is too rare• Historically, declines of 50% have been extremely short lived (2-4 months) and very rare• While you are always tempted to keep waiting for further declines to deploy your cash or a portion of your debt allocation into equities, given the current attractive valuations, a 40-50% decline levels is good enough to deploy a significant portion• That being said, we also need to factor in the case where the markets may recover even without hitting a 40% decline. … [Read more...] about Equity investment – should we invest all at once or in a staggered manner?
The Reserve Bank of India has recently delivered the heavy rate cut of 75 basis points to provide a boost to the economy and it resulted in a sharp up move in the currency pair. As sentiments of domestic currency are directly related to the interest rate of the country, the recent cut has resulted in the depreciation of the rupee. … [Read more...] about USD/rupee may go up further towards 78; here’s how you can trade this week