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COVID-19: Navigating the uncharted

Helping organisations manage the impact of COVID-19.

Opportunity in crisis: The changing face of trade in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to push the African continent into a recession for the first time in 25 years.…

16 Sep 2020

FMCG – COVID-19 Has Changed the Game

While exposing material credit weakness for the most vulnerable sectors, the pandemic has arguably highlighted a need for structural change…

2 Oct 2020

China high-yield surges further, as investors seek offshore real estate

Overlooked during the COVID-19 crisis, Chinese US dollar-denominated high-yield property bonds have since experienced significant uptake

27 Aug 2020

Beyond the COVID-19 shock: revisiting capital allocation

As the challenge of surviving COVID-19 gives way to opportunities and potential for growth, how can CFOs and treasurers make…

21 Jul 2020

Why CFOs need to adopt new tools for trade resilience

CFOs increasingly need to leverage innovative tools to balance stabilising working capital with planning for future growth opportunities.

21 Jul 2020

Predictions for the global economic recovery

The outlook for the US and China – the world’s largest economies - is crucial to the global recovery

16 Jul 2020

Investors flood to sustainability in wake of coronavirus

Sustainable investment has seen a boom, with investors looking long term in difficult economic times

29 Jun 2020

Why increasing awareness and collaboration are key to tackling COVID-19 fraud

Increasing awareness and collaboration can help mitigate fraud risks caused by COVID-19 for financial institutions

16 Jun 2020

Four ways FIs can stay ahead of cybercrime during and beyond COVID-19

Cybercriminals are using coronavirus themes to attack IT systems with greater speed and volume. Here are four ways in which…

9 Jun 2020

What are the prospects for China’s post COVID-19 economic recovery?

As China plans its post COVID-19 economic recovery, here are the risks and the reasons to be optimistic.

2 Jun 2020

Digital trade: The new normal for Africa and the Middle East?

As measures to combat COVID-19 force the paper-heavy world of trade into a new digitised reality, the AME region is…

1 Jun 2020

Recovery scenarios: Ways out of the maze

At the start of Q1, we called this the worst of economic times. Little has transpired since to contradict this.…

27 May 2020

COVID-19: reshaping the future of supply chains

From just-in-time to just-in-case supply chains, companies may look to re-shore or near-shore production.

26 May 2020

The short- and long-term consequences of COVID-19

Economic pain may translate into worse political outcomes over the long term.

26 May 2020

COVID-19 hits China high yield, but real estate stays resilient

China’s property issuers are showing laudable resilience to the sell-off caused by the global pandemic.

11 May 2020

Three ways COVID-19 is transforming fintech

All signs point to fintech being a standout sector during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, both for business and investment…

5 May 2020

The political implications of COVID-19

As economies and healthcare systems struggle to cope with COVID-19, we share insights on how the coronavirus pandemic is shaping…

20 Apr 2020

Will ASEAN emerge on top as companies diversify?

As COVID-19 accelerates the need for businesses to diversify, ASEAN’s strong economic fundamentals make it an attractive market

Trade beyond borders | 30 Jul 2020

Are China’s SMEs pointing to an economic recovery?

Our survey of 500 SMEs in mainland China shows that business is picking up

Trade beyond borders | 29 Jun 2020

The coronavirus oil shock – is this just the beginning?

As COVID-19 causes a collapse in demand, the oil market crisis - triggered by a lack of storage - is…

Trade beyond borders | 27 Apr 2020

The global storm: Regional economic outlooks Q2-2020

As governments move to contain the impact of COVID-19 on its people and economies, we take a closer look at…

13 Apr 2020

Economic Outlook Q2-2020: The global storm

The global economy is in dire straits. The depth of the contraction – and the speed of the eventual recovery…

9 Apr 2020

From just in time to just in case: COVID-19 brings supply chain resilience to the fore

Global supply chains, already reeling from the recent disruption of the US-China trade war and economic instability, are now being…

3 Apr 2020

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