April 21, 2021

AFP Wednesday Economics Advisory

PHOTO APF

HONG KONG, CHINA – We will move the following business and economics stories:

APEC-summit,ADVANCER

KUALA LUMPUR

China will get another chance to reshape Asia-Pacific trade at a regional summit starting Thursday, days after securing a huge trade pact victory and with the US playing protectionist defence.

550 words by Sam Reeves. File picture

G20-summit-Saudi-diplomacy-economy,ADVANCER

economic crisis

RIYADH

Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, but the scaled-down virtual format could limit debate on a resurgent coronavirus pandemic and crippling economic crisis.

750 words by Anuj Chopra. 

Mideast-music,FOCUS

DUBAI

The Arab music industry — plagued by rampant piracy, free YouTube clips and dated channels — is the new target for global streaming giants intent on bringing the outmoded business into the digital era.

650 words by Aziz El Massassi. Picture. 

Finland-crime-internet-hacking,FOCUS

successfully attack

HELSINKI

As the number of online devices surges and super-fast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully attack their cybersecurity systems.

800 words by Sam Kingsley. File picture

Health-virus-Switzerland-leisure-ski-tourism,FOCUS

VERBIER, Switzerland

The coronavirus crisis shuttered Switzerland’s ski resorts in the spring, but they are banking on tighter precautions and the Swiss love of the mountains to save them as the winter season kicks off.

700 words by Agnes Pedrero. Pictures by Fabrice Coffrini. Video by Eloi Rouyer

Aerospace-satellite-space, FOCUS

PARIS

The boom in demand for placing small satellites into orbit has boosted interest in small rockets, but industry players do not think the niche will become a business segment of its own.

650 words by Mathieu Rabechault

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