Business in Times of Corona – COVID-19 Coverage #coronavirus


Uzbekistan ‘s Enter Engineering announces Covid years project updates and operations guidance

According to Ulugbek Usmanov, General Director at Enter Engineering: “Enter Engineering is involved in a variety of projects central to

Boost R&D to Ensure Sustainable Post-Covid Recovery: Economists

Increased investment in research and development is crucial to post-pandemic recovery, say economists calling for lasting improvements in the field.

Employers Need to ‘Catch Up’ with Looming Covid Mental Health Crisis

When it comes to workplace wellbeing, there has been a polarised response to the pandemic. A third of UK employees

Hard-Hit but Striking Back: Dubai Finds Correct Balance

Last year, Dubai registered a sharp decline in its population. Almost eight of every 100 inhabitants left the country as

South Africa Teetering on the Edge of Political and Economic Precipice

Keep South Africa Safe: the slogan is stamped on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s favourite facemask, and could refer to more than

Free Trade in Retreat in Europe due to Environmental and Labour Standards

The EU free trade baton, carried by the UK until Brexit, has been relayed to the Stockholm Six of like-minded

The First Days: The Need for Speed in US Politics

In his inauguration speech, President Joe Biden called US democracy precious and fragile: “And at this hour, my friends, democracy

Out with the Old: President Biden Sets to Work, COVID Top Priority

Freshly installed in the Oval Office, the 46th president of the United States immediately set to work reversing a slew

Double Dip Recession in the Making, UK Expected to Emerge First

The Deutsche Bundesbank expects a double dip recession. Analysing non-traditional indicators such as Google Map traffic data and air and

Europe Drifts Away as its US Bogeyman Prepares to Leave

Tired of dancing to an American tune, the European Commission is ready to challenge the global supremacy of the US

Bitcoin: A Fatal Lapse of Memory

Stephan Thomas is a rich man. Recently, the value of his assets ballooned to a staggering $260 million. There is,

The Sudden Fall and Coming Resuscitation of Reaganomics

Trickle-down economics was counted amongst the first fatalities of the corona pandemic. The belief that government interference with the functioning

Whilst Trade Talks Falter, Brits Celebrate Vaccine First

Mind the paradox. Thanks to EU law, the UK has become the first country to certify for clinical use the

Stock Markets Celebrate Whilst Real Economy Mourns

Stock markets celebrate, ending November on record highs as cash poured into equities to deliver an early Christmas to investors.

UK Struggles with Economic Illiteracy as Crisis Worsens

Britons’ grasp of basic economics is tenuous at best and more likely than not, virtually inexistent. A report commissioned by

Orban on Orbán: Cease and Desist, Your Position Is Untenable

Europe’s other ‘Orban’ sounds much more reasonable than the vociferous original one. Prime Minister Ludovic Orban of Romania yesterday chastised

World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure: Now is the Time to Rethink Transport and Logistics

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on transport. The response to the pandemic, from social distancing to lockdown policies for

Moderna Delivers Booster Shot for Wavering Markets

Equity markets received a potent booster shot on Monday and barrelled ahead on news that a vaccine developed by US

European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on developments in the Vaccines Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a severe threat to people’s health and livelihoods. We are in a race against time. The

WTO: DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for follow-up action after WTO vaccine equity event

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (14 April) called on WTO members, vaccine manufacturers and international organizations to act to address trade-related

European Council: COVID-19: Council agrees its negotiating mandate on the Digital Green Certificate

EU ambassadors today agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for a Digital Green Certificate.

IMF Blog: Short-term Shot and Long-term Healing for Latin America and the Caribbean

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean recovered briskly in the second half of 2020, yet still more slowly than

European Commission: Presentation by Commissioner Hahn of the NextGenerationEU – Funding strategy to finance the Recovery Plan for Europe

Ladies and Gentlemen, In July last year, the Heads of States and Governments agreed on the recovery instrument Next Generation

UN News: Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported

WHO: COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana

The World Bank: Working Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health, economic, and social crisis. It is threatening the lives and livelihoods of

IMF Blog: Funding the Recovery of Low-income Countries After COVID

Many of the poorest countries in the world are facing the threat of a weak recovery, and setback in their

WHO: Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty

25 heads of government and international agencies come together in extraordinary joint call New treaty would signal high-level political action

UN News: COVID-19 lays bare social inequality says UN chief, as COVAX doses top 36 million

The COVID crisis “has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released

WTO: World trade primed for strong but uneven recovery after COVID-19 pandemic shock

Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the

WTO: Post-COVID-19 recovery must not leave anyone behind — DG Okonjo-Iweala at Aid for Trade event

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, joined by five heads of international organizations, stressed the need to keep global trade flows open

Austria: EIB Group cooperates with Raiffeisen-Leasing Group to support SMEs and Mid-Caps in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

EIB Group to provide EUR 200m of funding to Raiffeisen-Leasing Group through a EUR 538m securitisation transaction EIB group’s investment

IMF Blog: How European Banks Can Support the Recovery

A robust post-COVID-19 recovery will depend on banks having sufficient capital to provide credit. While most European banks entered the

IMF Loan to Support Economic Recovery in Kenya

Kenya’s economy is now picking up speed after the COVID-19 shock, but the pandemic has left deep imprints on the

EIB on Brazil: EIB and BRDE support SMEs impacted by COVID-19

The European Investment Bank will provide support for COVID-19 impacted SMEs in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa

Statement of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) COVID-19 subcommittee on safety signals related to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

As of 17 March 2021, more than 120 million cases of COVID-19 infections, with more than 2 million deaths, had