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Business in Times of Corona: World Bank and IMF Ready to Assist Low- and Middle-Income Countries

As concerns grow over the impact of the pandemic on less resilient economies, multilaterals such as the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are readying and deploying emergency response packages. Earlier this week, Kenya received a

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Business in Times of Corona: Trillions mobilised to Prop Up Economies

There seems to be no upper limit to the volume of funds that governments can deploy to keep the fires burning. As the US administration mulls a whopping $1.2 trillion stimulus package, the European Central Bank (ECB) on Wednesday surprised

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Business in Times of Corona: The Human Factor

War, pestilence, and other major calamities that threaten to rip apart the fabric of society, usually bring out the best in people. However, if there is one factor that strategists and planners consistently overlook as they prepare for the worst,

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Business in Times of Corona: Steering Economies by Dead Reckoning

Ridiculed and even vilified last week for refusing to drive interest rates deeper into negative territory, President Christine Lagarde of the European Central Bank proved ahead of the curve as she urged – up to four times in about thirty

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Business in Times of Corona: Avoid the Herd and Hold the Line

In times of crisis, when circumstance conspires against clarity and doom inspires basic instinct, philosophy becomes a beacon of reason. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson was the source of that insightful yet

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