How Canada is fighting Covid-19: Ramping up PPE production, the travel ban from the U.S. and Bonnie Henry

Canada is the first country in a CNBC series on how the world is fighting Covid-19. The country has done a good job of increasing PPE production and closing borders. It could have done better with nursing homes and testing in Ontario. CNBC is looking at how countries around the world have tackled Covid-19. By…

WHO warns it could take up to 5 years before the coronavirus pandemic is under control

r. Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, told the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom webinar on Wednesday: “I would say in a four to five-year timeframe, we could be looking at controlling this.” To date, more than 4.3 million people have contracted the Covid-19 infection, with 297,465 deaths worldwide, according to data compiled by…

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How are companies responding to the coronavirus crisis?

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. Organizations around the world, including the Forum and its partners, are coming together and innovating to minimize the impact on public health and to limit disruptions to economies and supply chains. Here are just some ways Forum partners, corporations and other organizations globally…

How COVID-19 is making companies act for the long term

Companies understand that managing this pandemic is more important for future success than booking profits. Businesses are shifting their models to help slow, prevent, or cure the virus. The pandemic will help more companies see the important advantages of thinking long-term. As much of the world shelters in place, a new future is being invented….

IMF: These 3 policies could help Asia’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Asia’s dependence on global supply chains means it continues to suffer economically, as the coronavirus pandemic persists across the world. The region is projected to rebound strongly by 6.6% in 2021, but this figure is still 5% lower than what was originally predicted. Close co-ordination between fiscal and monetary policy, reallocating resources and readdressing equalities…

China as an economic bogeyman    …..Perspective from Dani Rodrik’s

China as an economic bogeyman …..Perspective from Dani Rodrik’s

As COVID-19 spread from China to Europe and then the United States, pandemic-stricken countries found themselves in a mad scramble for medical supplies – masks, ventilators, protective garments. More often than not, it was to China that they had to turn. By the time the crisis erupted, China had become the world’s largest supplier of…

Forum on 60 years of Ghana-China relations held…..

Edward Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Zhu Jing, Charge D’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Accra and Musa Frimpong, Founder of the Duapa Africa initiative in a gripping conversation on Ghana-China relations, COVID-19 and the way forward as the two countries mark 60 years of a sturdy diplomatic relation between the two. The forum which…

…What will COVID-19 do to banking? Perspective from Xavier Vives’s

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed banks to be not part of the problem for a change, but part of the solution. They have so far proven to be resilient, mostly as a result of the stricter capital and liquidity requirements imposed on them following the 2007-09 global financial crisis. Today, many governments are using banks…

Beatrice Annangfio’s Writes… Ghana sleeping on renewable energy adoption

“All across the world we are noticing growth…. Technology growth is the driving principles that are developing renewable energy resources. But Ghana seems to be missing in the puzzle. Renewable energy is a fright to policy makers” – Nana Amoasi VII, IES Executive Director. Across the world, access to energy is deemed as essential for the promotion…