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The Covid-19 pandemic that spread quickly around the world after emerging in the city of Wuhan in December 2019 has been hard for many and extremely tragic for some.
While Latin America as a whole has struggled to extend the growth and productivity gains it made in the early 2010s, it still remains an appealing and dynamic region to do business. However, the onset of Covid-19 in early 2020 added another layer of complexity to ongoing efforts to improve business environments, from Baja California to Buenos Aires.
Africa has gradually worked its way up over the years to rank at the top of business and investor portfolios worldwide, and boasts some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Long regarded as one of the most impoverished regions, Africa has produced a number of success stories in recent years, bringing with it an array of investors, businesses and jobs. But the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic casts a grey cloud over what was a promising outlook for the year.