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Pavilion of the Casal Vistoso Complex, one of the accommodation centers created by the Lisbon City Council in response to the pandemic
Nuno Ferreira Santos

In Lisbon and Porto, support centers for homeless people are arriving who were not unemployed at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, without work, they seek food aid or income support because they can no longer afford it. There are also those looking for both or looking for accommodation, even if temporary.


Why Limburg is not poorer than the rest of Flanders (Brussels)

Brussels –

Almost one in eight Limburgers (13 percent) is at great risk of ending up in poverty. But that does not make Limburg ‘poorer’ than the rest of Flanders.

This is evident from the most recent data from the national statistical office Statbel. The statistics were released on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17 …


Jor-Joran Spends Money Even though Many of the People Live in Poor, Timor Leste is Predicted to Bankrupt in 2027, The Country Is Called Dependent on Brittle Roots

Sosok.ID – Timor Leste was seen as one of the most favorable prospects for a developing country.

It has abundant natural resources, a comprehensive legal framework governing their extraction and oil funds.

But launch Forbes, the country predicted it would broke in 2027, according to research Think Thank by Dili activist La’o Hamutuk.

Known, Ministry Finance Government Timor Leste always optimistic about forecasting funds finance and their fortune could be extended to 2032.

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However, in reality there was confusion from the high level ministers.

This point is highlighted by East Timor graduate student at the Crawford Australian School of Public Policy Guteriano Neves in his essay Are We The Victims Of Our Own Fantasies?

As a whole the country has a very worrying future.

Financial sources that are considered to be not strong, and are said to depend on fragile roots.

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From Tato to Bulat, the obsession with the dollar and the fear of a currency that is worth nothing

Two historical videos about the complicated Argentine relationship with him dollar they travel the networks these days, as documents that appeal to memory to reflect what is the underlying problem that today has everyone pending the exchange rate, the resolutions of the central bank, computer systems, the situation of deposits and the liquidity of banks.

The iconic image of Tato Bores that already in 1962 indicated that the Argentines, “instead of paying the dollar 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80 mangoes”, were doing it at $ 135 “and if they wet our ear we are going to pay it at 200 “; at that time reflected from the small screen the consequence of one of the worst deficits in the autochthonous economy and that Tomás Bulat would explain, with great clarity, in a television interview that he offered 60 years later: lack of confidence in the national currency.

The remembered economist remarked in a didactic way why The peso, unlike the dollar, did not meet the requirements of serving as a currency of exchange, reference and reserve of value at that time. Just as it happened before that old black and white monologue by Tato, or the classic that the comedian made in 1990, in the days of color TV, to tell the story of the Argentine devaluation. Y as is still happening today, when 4K and the advent of networks reflect the eternal déjà breasts Argentinian.

Today, without the upheaval in the City, it is the slates of neighboring countries that respond to the first of those assertions by Bulat about a currency that was worth one dollar 18 years ago. In Uruguay, Chile or Brazil, next to the Argentine peso there is already a zero. Its value reference was lost a long time ago, as shown by the real estate market and the rise in prices, which is accelerating despite the recession, do not make it attractive for savers, even if President Alberto Fernández asks for it. “The problem in Argentina, when you have inflation, is that you stop using the peso as a reserve of value,” said the economist eight years ago, almost as if he were seeing this delicate present.

Trust, in short, is not something that can be forced and exchange restrictions only aggravate the situation. The need for foreign exchange in the economy leads companies and individuals to resort to parallel markets, in which the devaluation is evident (the gap between the dollar counted with settlement and the official one exceeds 90%) and translates into greater inflation. And that price rise implies, first of all and as a worst consequence, a increase in poverty in times of wage contraction and higher unemployment.

Maybe that’s why Argentines run to banks to buy dollars, either with savings or even with social plan funds, if the State lets them. And, now with almost no exchange houses, then sell them to the ‘arbolitos’ or the ‘caves’ with the intention of making a difference in the blue dollar. As Tato said in ’62, with humor and mischief: “Old woman, today I earned 14 mangoes and did nothing!”.


Labeled the Poorest Country in the World and Often Looked at by One Eye, the World Bank Unveils Timor Leste’s Grand Plan to Escape Poverty Abyss

Sosok.ID – Since 18 years of independence from Indonesia, Timor Leste not showing progress at all the economy which is satisfying.

Even by the United Nations Timor Leste In fact, it is included in the index of the poorest countries in the world according to the 2020 Global Multidimensional (MPI).

The data is reported to the UN by the Program Development United Nations (UNDP), according to UNDP HDR.

Since 1999, UNDP has played a role in recovering after the country chose independence from Indonesia.

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UNDP operates a sustainable development program, and focuses on placing Timor Leste in a democratic government.

However, it is said that the economic growth of Lorosae Earth is quite slow.

Of the 162 countries Timor Leste ranks in the 152nd poorest countries in the world.

According to the 2020 MPI, Timor Leste has a poverty rate of 0.210 or around 45.8 percent.

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Luhut said, China was able to reduce poverty and unite its 1.4 billion people thanks to this

JAKARTA, – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said, China able to press numbers poverty based on the ideology adopted by the country, namely communism.

Besides being able to reduce Poverty rate in that way, it can also unite China’s 1.4 billion people.

“Sometimes we don’t want to admit it. We always talk about communist slogans. Communists are really needed for their country, otherwise the 1.4 billion people there cannot become one,” he said in front of the chancellors of the University of Indonesia (UI). on the commemoration of the School of Strategic and Global Studies IV Dies Natalies (SKSG) virtually, Friday (14/8/2020).

“That’s what we do so that there are no necessary criticisms. They just focus and the government men-deliver, so that the poverty that is resolved in China is very large compared to other countries in the world, “Luhut continued.

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According to him, China has become a developed country thanks to the United States (US), which is currently conducting a trade war.

“America may have gone too far previlage to China. But so great is the advancement of China, you can see the technology, the 5G, the efficiency, the discipline. It turned into a great country, “he said.

Previously, Luhut also said that the Bamboo Curtain Country made a big contribution to this world trade. So, if there is turmoil in China, it will be affected globally. Likewise with Indonesia.

“16 percent or more of world trade is held by China. So, if there is anything with China, we will definitely be disturbed,” he said.

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Bank charges, a decree that the customers fragile

While many households are affected by a reduction in income due to the health crisis, the government is preparing to extend by order the scope of the cap bank charges put in place at the end of 2018. This measure could be of benefit to 15 % of the customers “fragile” additional, according to the economy minister Bruno Le Maire.

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Matthew Robin, the consumer association UFC-que choisir, pointed out that every year,” one in three consumers pays a fee of a payment incident “. Fees amounting to € 450 per year, on average, for the more precarious.

Fees capped at $ 25 per month

According to the government, the decree expected for the end of June will focus on the definition of the customer fragile. This last was left up to the discretion of the banks that set their own criteria, combining the number of incidents of bank and the income of the customers. At the time of the implementation of the previous device, it was estimated that over 3 million people could be affected, but a million beneficiaries have been registered in the last year. Now, the client should be considered fragile from five incidents in banking over a period of a month. Its costs will be capped at $ 25 per month for three months.

However,” a blur remains on the criterion of income “said Matthew Robin. Is not defined explicitly, this second lever may continue to be used by banks to define their own customers fragile.

Rights are difficult to enforce

The decree provides for the publication by the Bank of France of a list of institutions that do not respect their commitment. But, according to the consumer association, this publication had already been raised, beginning in 2019, without ever being applied.

In the case of non-compliance of the device, consumers will need to ask their bank advisor or turn to consumer associations. “ We remind banks of their commitments, writing letters to complaints departments of banking institutions and if necessary, with the mediation services “says Matthew Robin. But” without legal provision, it is impossible to assert his rights in court “, he noted, saying further that if the measure is welcome, it will have to wait for the publication of the decree to rule.


precarious and confined, they tell their daily lives

That day, little Anaïs, just one year old, rises grumpy from her nap, both hands in her mouth. A tooth kept her alert all night. And her parents, with whom she shares her sleep, also suddenly. The little one then passes from her mother’s lap, Roza, who rocks her and kisses her hair, with the stretched palms of her father Qemal, who makes her laugh while tickling her belly. Arion, 14, gives him a toy, Ariola, 12, brings him a compote. Big success: the painful tooth is forgotten. And the little girl in a bodysuit, firmly on her two chubby legs, thinks only of strolling the bright eyes in the living room, from mother to brother and from father to sister. A brand new pride: Anaïs took her first steps on March 22, the day of her first birthday. And a few days after the announcement of the containment due to Covid-19.

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It was there, in this small living-dining room, that the R. family, huddled on the brown leatherette sofa in front of the television, learned about confinement. On March 14, Édouard Philippe announces the closure of schools. On March 16, Emmanuel Macron drives the point home by imposing compulsory confinement, without saying the word, from March 17 at noon. Dismay in the living room. “The children have started to cry”, recalls Roza. The confinement seizes the R. family in full flight. As all their integration efforts began to pay off. “The children had changed college in September and were starting to make friends, I had just signed for my first job in France, and my husband had started on a construction site”sums up the mother.

In the living room dining room of the HLM apartment in the Sanitas district of Tours, seated around the round table covered with an embroidered tablecloth, Roza, a fine worried figure, and Qemal, with rounder and jovial features, explain the situation. Three years ago, the R.s had to leave their lives in Tirana, Albania, following a “Complicated story”, parents don’t want to dwell on. Qemal then opted for France, where the family arrived in May 2017, first in Orléans (Loiret), then in Tours (Indre-et-Loire). Asylum, rarely granted to Albanians, is denied them.

A network of associations helps the family

Then began a long and solid companionship between the R. family and local associations, in particular Secours Catholique, Restos du Coeur and Emmaüs. “We knew the R.s when they were at the Joué-les-Tours Asylum Seekers Center, remembers Marie-Hélène, a volunteer at Secours Catholique. These are people we want to help because we immediately felt that they were going to make the necessary efforts to build their lives here. “ Children are educated, first in reception class, then in ordinary class, and adults learn French. Qemal becomes a companion to Emmaüs Touraine, which gives him access to a small nest egg, and to a status that promotes regularization.

In May 2017, shortly after the birth of Anaïs, the R.s obtained a residence permit “private life family life” which authorized them to work. Finally, the Emmaüs Cent pour Un, a Tours association, which pays the rent and gives a sum of 300 € monthly per household it accompanies, installs the R.s in an F4 south of Tours. Children change colleges and parents can start looking for work.

In early 2020, this patient work bore fruit. Qemal established himself as a self-employed entrepreneur and began painting and renovating on a construction site in February. Roza begins a three-month fixed-term contract in early March as a receptionist in a city center crèche, which may lead to a permanent contract. Anaïs is kept in a nursery near the apartment.

“Containment happened and everything stopped”

“Then the confinement arrived and everything stopped”says Qemal in a gesture of helplessness. The crèche, where Roza had started work for a week, is closed, the site is stopped, leaving the R.s in uncertainty about their income. “My husband will not be paid until the end of the work, but we don’t know when it will resume, and I don’t know if my contract ends or not”, says Roza on the phone in late March.

R., which does not affect the RSA, accessible only to refugees or non-EU foreigners who have already lived five years of residence in France, then find themselves in a very complicated situation. They first worry about their residence permit, which was in the process of being renewed. “Last year it cost us € 1,450, if it’s the same amount this year, I don’t know how we are going to pay”, explains Qemal. The Family Allowance Fund also threatens to suspend, for lack of a residence permit, the € 530 of family allowances, before reinstating them, following letters.

The R.s had already given up, in February, before confinement, the 300 € of savings paid to them by Cent pour Un, because, explains Qemal, “It has to benefit other families”. They also know that the moral contract which binds them to the association Cent Pour Un stipulates that from the moment they have work, they must assume the payment of the expenses of the apartment, then of the rent, that is to say 620 €, including electricity. This transfer, which must be accompanied by a request for housing allowance, was scheduled for April. And then you have to feed these two growing adolescents who no longer go to the school canteen, at low prices, and “Want to eat all the time”.

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In short, the end of March is difficult. To help, Secours Catholique gives a check for 50 € and Restos du Coeur a package with food and hygiene products. Qemal thanks as much as he can, by becoming a volunteer, two to three times a week, on behalf of the Touraine association La Table de Jeanne-Marie, which, during this period of confinement, asks him to send food to people vulnerable. Roza composes as it can meals that calm the stomachs. And go to washable diapers for Anaïs.

Fortunately, at the end of March, good news: the R. family noted that the crèche, where Roza had just signed his employment contract just before confinement, paid him his salary, that is almost € 1,000. Fortunately, the R.s realize that they are not eligible for the various aids put in place for the most deprived by the government. The exceptional assistance announced on April 13 by Emmanuel Macron (read the benchmarks) does not concern them because they do not receive the RSA or SSA or housing benefits. And the bonus of € 1,500 paid to the self-employed cannot be paid to Qemal because it created its microenterprise after the 1er February. But what does the aid matter, as long as the fridge is no longer empty: “I was able to go shopping at Carrefour”, welcomes Roza.

“It’s a little difficult for children”,

Once the material worries a little lifted, the confined life can resume its course. With its ups and downs. “It’s a little difficult for children”, slides Roza. The education of the two older children in particular is a constant subject of concern for the mother. After a moment of hesitation, the two college students receive daily lessons and homework on the ENT, the digital workspace of national education. Not easy when the tired family computer does not allow connection most of the time. Arion and Ariola are doing as best they can with their parents’ cell phones. Which limits the possibilities. “I cannot help them, there is the language barrier and then it is not the same way of learning as in Albania”, regrets Roza.

But in the R. family, we respect confinement to the letter. Only Qemal goes out to do the shopping or to go to his volunteer activities. The rest of the family allows themselves little more than a parking lot around the building, from time to time to stretch Anaïs who knows very well how to get his coat to indicate his impatience. Roza is already monitoring the attendance of its two grown-ups in normal times. So in these times of confinement, “I don’t let them out”, assures the mother, who fears the solicitations of the local drug dealers.

The two teenagers drag their boredom in front of the screens, under the watchful eye of Roza, who is wary of video games. Arion quickly gave up practicing sports in the apartment. Ariola enjoys the tutorials on make-up and hairstyling when she can get hold of her mother’s cell phone. She also enjoys watching Elite, a television series in which three working class teens meet in a very elitist private school.

The family, used to a life without too many outings due to lack of money, spends a lot of time together. We play with Anaïs, we make board games, we answer together the questions asked by the host of the TV game Slam. But, sometimes, all the same, the confinement in the F4 becomes unbreathable. If in March, Roza estimated that the containment was going well, in April, she conceded a fed up, especially when the family learned that it was extended until May 11. “We get mad at things that are not worth it, an extra spoon of sugar, something badly put away”, she says smiling.

In the R. family, the question of returning to work for adults and school for children is therefore not disputed: it will be as soon as possible. “Children need to go to school and we have to go to work. we’re just waiting to know when. “ On the dining room table, a small vase houses two rosebuds that Qemal brought back to his wife. “When it opens, he bet, pointing to an orange-pink flower, I hope we can get out. “


Measures for the most fragile

Accommodation. More than 10,800 additional hotel spaces, in addition to the 157,000 accommodation spaces already funded by the state, are now being mobilized for the homeless during the coronavirus epidemic. In addition, 95 sites with 3,500 spaces are dedicated to the accommodation of homeless people who are ill with Covid-19 but do not require hospitalization.

Food aid. The government released on April 23 an envelope of 39 million to support associations carrying out meals and finance “Food emergency checks” 105 € per household in the troubled areas.

Financial assistance. The exceptional aid to the most deprived announced on April 13 by Emmanuel Macron will be paid on May 15. It will reach € 150 per household, plus a bonus of € 100 per child for recipients of RSA and ASS. For families receiving housing assistance, it will amount to € 100 per child. The student aid announced the same day on April 13 remains to be specified.


HSE rector warned of the risk of sharp impoverishment of the middle class in Russia :: Society :: RBC

The rich as a result of the crisis become poorer, but remain rich, while the middle class is facing a decline, said HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov in an interview with RBC

Yaroslav Kuzminov

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As a result of the economic crisis associated with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the middle class could slide into poverty. This was in an interview with RBC, the rector of the Higher School of Economics Yaroslav Kuzminov.

“Most likely, incomes will fall among all sectors of society, but if the impoverished rich will still remain rich people, and the poor will still be poor, then for the middle class, which is now taking the brunt of it, there are serious risks of falling into poverty,” – said Kuzminov.

He noted that this trend concerns primarily the economy of services, including intellectual, and the economy of impressions, which provided space for the development of new creative projects.


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“It was the service sector that contracted the most. Large cities have been hit hardest by COVID19, and their economies have stopped the most, ”explained the HSE Rector.


Unemployment in Italy and the USA increases dramatically

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Since the start of the corona crisis, over 26 million US workers have registered as unemployed.

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Rome, Washington Not only in Germany, but also in the United States and Italy, the dramatic consequences of corona-related restrictions on the labor market are becoming increasingly important. The United States saw another surge in unemployment claims last week.

According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, between April 11 and April 18, 4.4 million citizens applied for unemployment benefits. That is slightly less than the previous week, when 5.2 million applications were received. Overall, however, the historic downturn in the US labor market continues.

Until the start of the corona lockdown in mid-March, the US was practically fully employed. Since then, 26.5 million US workers have registered as unemployed. That corresponds to about ten percent of all workers there.

The unemployment rate for April, which will only be released in the United States on May 8, is estimated by experts to be around 15 percent. The Oxford Economics research institute calculates that the corona pandemic in the United States will lose a total of just under 28 million jobs. For comparison: The recession after the financial crisis in 2008 only destroyed about nine million jobs in the United States.

Registration for unemployment benefits in the United States is also likely to be particularly high because the US government has expanded claims to support in response to the corona shock.

American unemployed people now receive a fixed flat-rate payment of $ 600 a week from the federal budget, in addition to the unemployment benefit of a few hundred dollars a month, which varies from state to state.

For some low-skilled workers, government support is higher than their previous salary. For the first time, solo self-employed persons from the so-called gig economy are entitled to unemployment benefits.

This means that more redundant workers than before have an incentive to actually register as unemployed. However, those who quit on their own initiative or fly out due to their behavior generally have no claim to unemployment benefits in the United States.

Situation in Italy

In Italy, fear of corona-related unemployment is now almost as great as that of the virus itself. According to a survey conducted by the Tecnè research institute on Tuesday, 54 percent of Italians are afraid of losing their jobs, including civil servants . Meanwhile, 62 percent of the population fear the corona virus.

In Italy, not only is the number of corona deaths still highest in Europe, the economic consequences of the crisis are also the most dramatic. With only a few exceptions, production in the country already stops in the fifth week. There will only be easing from May 4. The International Monetary Fund therefore expects Italian economic output to decline by 9.1 percent in 2020.

In its “Global Outlook” for Italy, the rating agency Fitch estimates that the unemployment rate, which was ten percent in 2019, will rise to 12.1 percent this year and will only decrease slightly to 11.8 percent by the end of 2021.

The Italian statistics office Istat only published the unemployment rate for February at the beginning of April, a decrease to 9.7 percent was reported. But that was before the escalation of the Corona pandemic in Italy. It is only at the beginning of May that the March figures will show the true extent of the corona crisis on the labor market.

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