Grocery stores are starting to ban customers from bringing in their own reusable bags. Why? Allegedly to curb the spread of the lingering coronavirus and to better protect vulnerable workers.
This movement has of course been utmost welcomed by the Plastics Industry Association (PIA). They couldn’t help but to take advantage of a rare opportunity to tout their long vilified product.
China’s digital currency program shows no signs of slowing down amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. A digital currency offers a clean and convenient way for the central bank to adopt a near-zero interest rate policy. It also eliminates the use of physical cash, which is known to be a virus carrier. China has been deep cleaning potentially infected bills over the past weeks through a treatment of high heat and ultraviolet light. South Korea is even burning bills — even though coins are reportedly significantly more likely to carry the virus.
China has been working on its DC/EP (Digital Currency/Electronic Payments)…