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Economic Update | Report: How Kuwait balanced domestic priorities and support for developing economies during the pandemic

17 May 2021
Kuwait entered the pandemic in a relatively resilient position thanks to strong fiscal buffers, favourable demographics and an advanced health care system that benefitted from sustained investment...

Economic Update | A global corporate tax rate: will it help or hinder developing nations’ Covid-19 recovery?

13 May 2021
During last year’s US presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to crack down on tax-evading multinationals, and he has now called for a global minimum corporate tax rate. However, some fear that...

Economic View | Mark Loquan, President, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC)

11 May 2021
Mark Loquan, President, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC)
How do you assess the impact of the Covid-19-induced crisis on the natural gas industry?

Economic Update | The Fourth Industrial Revolution in sub-Saharan Africa: key to the coronavirus recovery?

6 May 2021
The pandemic has significantly accelerated the global spread of technologies associated with the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), among them artificial intelligence, the internet of...

Economic Update | How will the $650bn SDR initiative boost emerging markets’ recoveries?

5 May 2021
Most developing markets took a significant economic hit during the pandemic, while many traditional channels of lending have tightened. In this light, special drawing rights (SDRs) are emerging as an...

Economic View | Farid Chedid, Chairman and CEO, Ascoma Group

30 Apr 2021
Farid Chedid, Chairman and CEO, Ascoma Group
In what ways did the Covid-19 pandemic impact the insurance sector in Africa?

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