The COVID-19 pandemic may be good news for the Indian economy or it may be bad for China

China’s factories are resuming production, but recessions triggered by a worldwide pandemic have manufacturers pessimistic about export demand. (Representative Image / File Photo) By Sandeep Wasnik Due to the adoption of free market principles in China, it has become an emerging market economy and one…

New schemes to boost Iran's technology exports

Iran's state-backed National Innovation Fund has launched schemes to expand the export of knowledge-based products by supporting technology companies. The efforts aim to further strengthen the Iranian technological ecosystem. Speaking on an IRIB live broadcast, Siavash Malekifar, an INIF deputy, said knowledge-based companies are offered…

What happens when bread is scarce and grain exporters talk?

By Caroline Alexander and Agnieszka de Sousa When it comes to bread, the conversation can become politically charged very quickly. From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring, price increases and food shortages have fueled the conflict, toppled leaders and toppled regimes. Amid a pandemic…