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Tag Archives: 2020

Pandemic to hit 170 countries’ GDP in 2020: IMF

ISTANBUL: Some 170 countries will face narrowing in their GDP this year due to the novel coronavirus’ impact on the economy, the directing manager of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. “Only months ago we were projecting 160 economies to register positive per capita income growth,” Kristalina Georgieva stressed. The ...

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Global trade will plunge by a third in 2020: WTO

GENEVA: Global trade could plummet by a third this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Trade Organisation said, warning the deepest recession “of our lifetimes” could be on the horizon. “Covid-19 has completely upended the global economy and with it international trade,” WTO chief Roberto Azevedo told reporters ...

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Adobe revealed the roadmap for Photoshop on iPad

LONDON: Photoshop for iPad might not include all the crucial features that make the app a mandatory tool for professionals, but Adobe is hard at work to further improve the experience on Apple’s tablets. Today, the company revealed the roadmap for Photoshop on iPad, which outlines what’s coming for the ...

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Harmony ‘could become fifth-largest mobile OS by 2020’

BEIJING: Huawei’s in-house operating system, HarmonyOS, is set to surpass Linux to become the world’s fifth most popular operating system for smart digital devices by the end of 2020, according to Counterpoint Research’s latest report. HarmonyOS, is an upcoming open source, microkernel-based distributed operating system being developed by Huawei. Unveiled ...

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5G global revenues to double by 2020

5G wireless network infrastructure revenue will nearly double between 2019 and 2020, said Sylvain Fabre, senior research director at Gartner. “For 5G deployments in 2019, CSPs are using non-stand-alone technology. This enables them to introduce 5G services that run more quickly, as 5G New Radio (NR) equipment can be rolled ...

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Morris welcomes Pakistan back to Cardiff for T20I in 2020

LONDON: Glamorgan’s chief executive Hugh Morris has expressed his delight at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) allotting Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens one of the three T20Is between England and Pakistan in 2020, while hoping that the game attracts a full house. The ECB on Wednesday announced the home fixtures ...

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Warne named as Lord’s-based coach for The Hundred

LONDON: Shane Warne has been named as the head coach of the Lord’s-based Hundred franchise, with Lisa Keightley taking the equivalent role for the women’s team, ahead of the first year of the ECB’s new 100-ball competition in 2020. Warne, 49, is the third men’s coach to be confirmed for ...

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Black Widow handed May 2020 release

HOLLYWOOD: The ‘Black Widow’ movie has been handed a May 1, 2020 release date. The long-awaited superhero movie will see Scarlett Johansson reprise the role of Natasha Romanoff for the Cate Shortland-directed project. The 34-year-old actress will star in the film alongside the likes of David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T ...

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First Poster of Akshay Kumar Comedy horror ‘Laxmmi Bomb’

BOLLYWOOD: The makers released the first look poster of Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ and announced that the movie will release on June 5, 2020. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Akshay said,”Bringing you one bomb of a story,#LaxmmiBomb starring @Advani_Kiara & yours truly!Bursting in cinemas on 5th June,2020 Fox Star ...

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Ethiopia’s Nile river dam may start working in 2020 despite Egypt’s fears

ADDIS-ABABA: The €3.3 billion ($4 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, is due to start initial operations in December 2020, according to Ethiopian Water and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele. “750 megawatts is the planned initial production with two turbines. The government expected the dam to be fully operational by the end of 2022”, Bekele ...

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