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Source: CBS News

IMF chief Christine Lagarde sees "no signs" of U.S. recession "in the near term"

Monday 19:06 GMT

Christine Lagarde, managing director and chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said she sees no indications the American economy is heading towards a recession in the near future, despite a recent stock market slump and slower job growth.

"In the U.S., if there was equal participation of women in the labor market, GDP would be up by 5 percent," Lagarde said. Asked about the role of women in the global economy, Lagarde, who was named one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes this week, said gender inclusivity in workplaces fosters financial growth.

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Source: The Guradian

Teenagers trade personal stories: 'It's great to find you are not alone'

Sunday 12:40 GMT

It turns out that teenagers, on both sides of the Irish Sea, face many problems: there are stories of bullying, self-harm, eating disorders.

You pair up, swap stories from one another’s lives and then tell each other’s story back to the group in the first person. The theory is that telling someone else’s story will give you what McCann, who heads the organisation with co-founder Lisa Consiglio, calls “radical empathy”.

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Source: Fox News

US maintains hard line in trade with China: report

Tuesday 06:04 GMT

The U.S. will hold fast to its 90-day deadline for the conclusion of a lasting trade agreement with China and would impose punishing tariffs on Chinese imports if none is reached.

In the past few months,  Xi has touted a Chinese Commerce Ministry report saying China would import a total of $2.5 trillion in services globally over five years.


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