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Facebook’s Libra 2.0: Why you might like it even if we can’t trust Facebook

This article was originally published by the Brookings Institution. Facebook’s 2019 announcement of the creation of Libra, a new digital “stablecoin,” was met with widespread criticism. Timothy Massad reexamines the proposal, which has since been significantly modified, and asks whether digital currencies can help improve access to financial services. Read more here; http://www.asiascot.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FacebookLibra.pdf

Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

This article was published by Mckinsey & Company. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional (how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services, how supply chains deliver them). In Mckinsey’s recent survey of more than…

Less globalization, more multilateralism

This article was originally published by Project Syndicate. With the COVID-19 catastrophe having laid bare the vulnerabilities inherent in a hyper-connected, just-in-time global economy, a retreat from globalization increasingly seems inevitable. To some extent, this may be desirable. But achieving positive outcomes will depend on deep, inclusive, and effective multilateralism. One of the most powerful…

Foreign Policy and US-China Relations – Unknowable consequences of COVID-19

Within the space of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives and the world around us. Yet, one of the most important aspects is that we have moved into a world of far greater unknowability about the future. In the world of foreign policy, and especially in times of crisis, the best…

ACCA – COVID-19 GLOBAL SURVEY: INSIDE BUSINESS IMPACTS AND RESPONSES

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. They are a thriving global community of 219,000 members and 527,000 students based in 179 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values. They promote accountancy as a cornerstone profession of society that supports both the private and public sectors; committed to the development of a…

How a post-pandemic stimulus can both create jobs and help the climate

The $10 trillion in stimulus measures that policy makers have allocated could be decisive for the world’s low-carbon transition. Here’s how organizations can bring economic and environmental priorities together. The COVID-19 crisis has understandably taken much attention away from the threat of climate change, as institutions devoted themselves to protecting lives and livelihoods. Sustaining an…

A new approach in tracking travel demand

The scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when demand is likely to rebound. Managing the reopening and recovery of the airline sector will be a significant challenge given the uncertainty that surrounds travel regulations and traveller sentiment. The traditional booking funnel,…

A resilient return for Asia’s manufacturing and supply chains?

Asia shows an early glimpse of how manufacturing and supply-chain leaders are responding to disruption caused by the pandemic. This Mckinsey & Company article by by Didier Chenneveau, Matteo Mancini, and Sahil Shinghal explores the Asia-Pacific region and how different countries are at different stages in their journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. China is broadly…

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