Fuel, medicine and food shortages have cast a shadow over the transition process, while cuts to international aid could now deepen the country’s economic woes
The move is aimed at improving the payments system in the West African nation.
The shortages have stoked fears of potential blackouts in parts of India, where 70 percent of power is generated from coal.
It is the third banknote reform in 13 years, with a staggering 14 zeroes shed since 2008, giving Venezuela the dubious distinction of becoming the first South American country to have lopped the most zeroes off its currency.
Under the scheme introduced during the coronavirus pandemic, some 12 million people have been on furlough, with some one million workers still supported up until its end.
From a pending humanitarian crisis to attacks on Afghan journalists, a myriad of ongoing developments in Afghanistan cannot be ignored.
Severe fuel shortages and power cuts have forced many hospitals in Lebanon to scale back operations. Some $4 million of the total is for water stations and facilities that serve more than two-thirds of the country’s population.
Afghanistan has some $9 billion in reserves abroad - most of it held with the US Fed, says the central bank governor.
Qantas said the airline had gone from operating almost 100 percent of its usual domestic flying capacity in May to less than 40 percent in July due to lockdowns and travel restrictions.
The plan, part of Biden's sweeping domestic agenda, includes some $550 billion in new spending.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that with Black Sea gas, Turkey "will significantly reduce dependence on foreign sources."
Zomato, which counts subsidiaries of Chinese tycoon Jack Ma's Ant Group and Uber among its shareholders, dominates India's booming app-based food-delivery space alongside rival Swiggy.
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