Second Wave Fears - Stalling Economy
In several parts of Africa, paying for food, clothes or public transport with a phone is commonplace. Mobile money is taking off in Ethiopia, too, with COVID-19 as the catalyst.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a series of new restrictions, including shutting of bars and restaurants in some cities. Business owners and local politicians have opposed these actions.
Open-air markets and all non-essential businesses will close as infections in the country soar. But a move to restrict prayers and protests could face a backlash ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday.
Germany's powerful auto bosses are used to warmer welcomes when they meet with the chancellor. At this week's car summit, Angela Merkel ignored their courting and kept her wallet tight — a good sign says Henrik Böhme.
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