economic impact - updates

Rappler's latest stories on economic impact


[ANALYSIS] The race to build a new socio-economic system

May 18, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Who will ride the tiger? Only the Left and the Right are serious contenders in this race to replace a dying neoliberalism.

[ANALYSIS] Will the lockdown kill more people than COVID-19?

May 02, 2020 - 2:00 PM

There is compelling evidence that economic recessions lead to higher mortality

[ANALYSIS] People’s health or economy? It’s a false choice

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Protecting lives protects the economy. That said, the issue of saving the economy remains. Here are some recommendations.

[ANALYSIS] Why a social dialogue must happen now

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:46 AM

This pandemic has mercilessly exposed the deep fault lines in our labor markets. In a world where only one in 5 people are eligible for unemployment benefits, layoffs spell catastrophe for millions of families.

Diamond exports in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone plummet in 2015

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The exports fall by 20 as the Ebola virus prevents miners from going into fields

epa01028505 Picture made available 04 June 2007 shows a Lebanese diamond dealer sorting a collections of rough diamonds by size in his shop in Koidu town eastern Sierra Leone, 23 May 2007. During Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war which ended in 2002 Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels occupied the diamond fields exchanging 'blood diamonds' for weapons to fuel their brutal campaign. On 04 June 2007 the RUF's chief backer, former Liberian president Charles Taylor, goes on trial in The Hague before the Special Court for Sierra Leone charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and violations of international law becoming the first African head of state to face such charges. Meanwhile in Sierra Leone the rebels are gone but an estimated 200,000 continue to mine diamonds as they did during the war. Last year Sierra Leone's official diamond exports were worth $136-million yet the country remains desperately poor. EPA/TUGELA RIDLEY

West Africa counts economic cost as Ebola outbreak ends

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:32 PM

The mining agriculture and tourism industries are trying to recover from the effects of the epidemic

How much do storms cost PH?

Jun 02, 2012 - 7:07 PM

Over a 10 year period disasters cost the country close to P10 billion a year equivalent to the cost of over 300 million yum burgers