The price of pandemics
The COVID-19 crisis stopped economies across the globe in their tracks, but it’s far from being the only outbreak to have shaken the world in the past. From Spanish Influenza to SARS, we look into the costs of previous epidemics and pandemics, and how economies recovered in the aftermath
Can hybrid finance unburden Africa’s shaky SME sector?
For SMEs in Africa the effects of the pandemic have exacerbated a woefully under-financed area of the economy, but by cultivating the right environment and encouraging SMEs to formalise their operations, hybrid financing might provide the key to recovery
The man who saved the world
The man behind the world’s fastest vaccine ever to have been made, Albert Bourla might just be the epitome of a transformative CEO. With sheer determination and a demanding leadership style he steered the pharma giant towards making history
Disaster recovery in the time of the pandemic
All savvy businesses have disaster recovery plans for worst-case scenarios, such as earthquakes, fires or security breaches – but what recourse or plans do any of us really have when something on a much larger scale happens?
Inflation: friend or foe?
In response to the economy-crippling stagflationary era of the 1970s, the two percent inflation target was adopted by many central banks as a means of preserving purchasing power. But what are the implications of raising this target?
In Silicon Valley, is honesty the best policy?
There is a culture of secrets and lies built into Silicon Valley that has led to investors with capital buying into fraudulent start-ups. Can this change?
Driving change with financial inclusion in the Philippines
Across many sectors the pandemic has acted as a catalyst for the adoption of digital channels, and in the Philippines, BDO Trust was able to do this while also advocating for financial wellness, inclusion and literacy to encourage a nation of savers to become investors
Leveraging a unique network to help you find your next role
Despite a turbulent jobs market, the demand for senior roles has remained high. With decades of experience behind them, InterExec is continuing to help its clients secure roles that would be difficult to find alone
Olymp Trade reviews market trends of the new normal
The economic turmoil inflicted in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis has left many a trader and investor disorientated. While its effects continue to play havoc in the markets, Olymp Trade provides clear analysis and market strategy to help make sense of it all
Leading the digital service rollout in the Philippines
In a year beset by so much hardship and tragedy, it has, for many, been difficult to see a silver lining, but Standard Insurance has continued to promote care for its customers and to go above and beyond to make a difference as a company
How one company is planning to revitalise a region
Projects to harness the rich resources of Eastern Siberia have continued at pace over the last few years, with investments in the construction of the Irkutsk Polymer Plant having reached $1bn. Irkutsk Oil Company is on the precipice of bringing about meaningful change in the region as a result
Outsourcing success in the post-pandemic era
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically reshaped the world of outsourcing, ushering in new customer demands and expectations as well as driving technological growth. In order to survive and thrive in this new landscape, outsourcing companies will need to adapt
Stuck at the back of queue
Special drawing rights issued by the IMF to help governments across the world tackle the pandemic disproportionately favour high-income countries. More needs to be done to ensure that those who need them most receive the funds
Pioneering the new era in banking
The past 18 months have radically transformed our way of living and working due to the pandemic, and the changes in the banking industry have also been profound. The commitment that Banorte has with the Mexican people led to the acceleration of its digital transformation to their benefit and assumed a key role in the sustainable recovery of the economy
XSpot Wealth: helping to navigate market turbulence
We are now looking towards the end of this challenging tunnel after long periods of lockdowns, restrictions, countless hours of remote working and volatile markets. However, the risks ahead have not been eradicated, and we should prepare to overcome them
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