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


Energy Sector Grapples with Hydra-Headed Problems of Global Supply and Demand

At the recent COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, government officials and leaders of international organisations put the spotlight on the

Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike

World Bank: Sustained Global Solidarity Needed to Achieve Global COVID-19 Recovery

The pandemic has affected virtually everyone in the world, but its impacts have been hardest on the poor and vulnerable,

Invasion of the Robots! Beware, Beware! Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should…

AI, facial-recognition, machine learning… where should humans draw the line when it comes to automated ‘job theft’? Yogesh Patel gives

Permanent Output Losses from the Pandemic

In the World Economic Outlook, published October 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly lowered its forecast for global economic

From the Black Plague to the Covid Crisis, Quarantine has Affected Maritime Trade

An overly familiar term in the 2020s, “quarantine”, dates from the 14th Century and is derived from quarantena — Italian

Home is Where the Mortgage is: 2008 Crisis has Lessons for Sector

Of all the sectors affected by the pandemic, the housing market has performed better than expected. In 2008, home loans

Where are We Going? Nowhere, Fast, According to Travel and Tourism Stats

Whether domestic or international, business or pleasure, travel is an integral part of modern life — no longer just a

Shock and Ore — India’s Love of Gold Goes Beyond Market Prices

Gold is considered the most valuable of all the precious metals — especially in Indian culture. While the fabulous ore

Glued to the Box, or Linked to a Laptop? Streaming is Up-ending Entertainment

Digital consumer habits are reshaping the entertainment industry. A recent report by consulting firm Deloitte found that UK residents are

All the World is But a Console, and Gaming Sector is Thriving

The at-home entertainment industry has thrived as enforced isolation and diminished human contact have drawn more people into gaming. Steam,

John Gandolfo, IFC’s Treasurer: Looking Towards Recovery from Covid-19 and a Green, Resilient, Inclusive Future

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted the health and livelihoods of many millions of people across the planet, and it continues

Sports United by a Common Goal: Getting Bums Safely Back on Seats

Sport has cultural and economic importance; every country celebrates stars and leagues and teams in some form. It’s one of

Click OK and Call Me in the Morning — How Online has Changed Shopping for Meds

Social media have been on about the New Normal since the start of the pandemic. People are still looking forward

The Gig is Up … or Is It?

The gig economy is anything but stable — but it can be the last line of defence in a crisis,

Global Imbalances and the Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund’s tenth annual External Sector Report (ESR, August 2021) shows how current account deficits in the global

World Bank on Sustainable Recovery: The Need for Long-Term Financing

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every country’s health system and economy to a degree not seen for a century or

Poland Closes the Gap and Calms Covid Jitters with a Bold Programme of Reform

The pandemic has brought an end to its 30 years of GDP growth for Poland — but this should be

WHO lists 9th COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use with aim to increase access to vaccination in lower-income countries

Today, the World Health Organization issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for NVX-CoV2373, expanding the basket of WHO-validated vaccines against

WTO: Merchandise trade volume declined in Q3 while trade values continued to rise

The volume of world merchandise trade fell 0.8% in the third quarter of 2021 after four consecutive quarters of strong

European Commission ensures another acceleration of deliveries of vaccine doses to Member States

The Commission has today agreed with BioNtech-Pfizer to accelerate the delivery of its mRNA vaccine to Member States, starting in

The World Bank: Global Community Steps Up with $93 Billion Support Package to Boost Resilient Recovery in World’s Poorest Countries

$23.5 billion in donor contributions to IDA, World Bank fund for the poor The World Bank today announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the International

IFC: A Cool Way to Cut Costs and Climate Impact

At a bustling distribution center in India’s southern state of Karnataka, employees of the country’s largest online grocer, BigBasket, sort

European Council: Council approves conclusions on new plan to safeguard Europe’s food supply

Farming ministers today approved conclusions on a plan to protect the EU’s food supply system against future threats. The contingency plan

Investing 1 dollar per person per year could save 7 million lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries

A new WHO report shows that close to 7 million deaths could be prevented by 2030 if low- and lower-middle-income

More than half a billion people pushed or pushed further into extreme poverty due to health care costs

COVID-19 pandemic disrupts health services worldwide New evidence compiled by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows that

IMF: Rethinking Multilateralism for a Pandemic Era

Incremental change within existing mechanisms has failed; we need a fundamental reset We are nowhere near the end of the

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Epidemiological update: Omicron variant of concern (VOC) – data as of 7 December 2021 (12.00)

As of 7 December and since 6 December 2021, 62 additional SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant of concern (VOC) cases have been

UN Women on COVID-19 and violence against women: What the data tells us

Before COVID-19, a different pandemic was already threatening the lives and well-being of people around the world: violence against women,

WTO: Trade Thoughts, from Geneva – by DDG Anabel González

Omicron stopped trade ministers from meeting. It need not stop WTO members from delivering. If things had proceeded as planned,

WHO recommends against the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19

Trials for severe and critical patients should continue WHO has updated its living guideline on COVID-19 therapeutics to include convalescent

European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine sharing

Today, let me give you a few figures on vaccine sharing. The European Union is so far the biggest donor

The World Bank: Learning Losses from COVID-19 Could Cost this Generation of Students Close to $17 Trillion in Lifetime Earnings

World Bank-UNESCO-UNICEF report lays out the magnitude of the education crisis This generation of students now risks losing $17 trillion

World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed

UN News: Still ‘not clear’ whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than Delta: WHO

The World Health Organization published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is

European Commission: Speech by President von der Leyen at the World Health Assembly

Thank you very much, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, I would like to salute the determination and the