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How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

This Mckinsey & Company article considers how deepening technological capabilities and innovations in Asia —most notably digital and mobile technologies—enabled early responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Six broad categories of measures to safeguard both health and livelihoods helped guide governments and businesses in the region. They could also help countries in and beyond Asia as…

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy. This Mckinsey & Company article considers the current retrenchment in the aviation industry by virtue of COVID19 and the extent this will lead to structural changes that might provide an…

Asian B2B decision maker response to COVID-19 crisis

B2B decision makers are responding quickly, though actions and customer preferences vary by region. With thanks to Mckinsey & Company we bring this article which provides details on their regular, global surveys which are tracking how customers’ expectations, spending, and behaviours are changing throughout the pandemic across multiple countries over time. https://www.mckinsey.com/uk/our-insights/survey-asian-b2b-decision-maker-response-to-covid-19-crisis

Consumer sentiment evolves as the next “normal” approaches

While countries around the world begin to reopen and pockets of spending return, consumers continue to feel the financial impact of the crisis. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, optimism is largely holding steady globally, this Mckinsey & Company article explores consumer sentiment, trend sand impact here: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/marketing-and-sales/our-insights/a-global-view-of-how-consumer-behavior-is-changing-amid-covid-19

Turning back the Poverty Clock: How will COVID-19 impact the world’s poorest people?

In this Brookings article by Homi Kharas and Kristofer Hamel originally published in the Brookings Future Development series, they explain their logic for extreme global poverty rising by about 50 million people in 2020 but cautioning that this estimate remains in the middle of a wider range estimated by a team of World Bank economists.…

Asia Is Slowly Beginning to Reopen Travel. Here’s What the World Could Learn

This article by Hillary Leung, was originally published in Time in its Coronavirus Brief As the world struggles to reopen and establish a new post-coronavirus normal, global travel is likely to be the last activity to go back to business as usual. Every country and territory in the world has imposed travel restrictions of some…

Restarting national economies during coronavirus

This is the second article from Mckinsey & Company that explores measures to emerge from a lockdown strategy. In this article by Andres Cadena, Felipe Child, Fernando Ferrari-Haines, and Juan Franco, they explain the elements required for a selective lockdown approach to work: a fine-grained understanding of the virus’s spread in every part of a…

The unreal dichotomy in COVID-19 mortality between high-income and developing countries

In this article from the Brookings Institute, authors Philip Schellekens and Diego Sourrouille explore where the burden of mortality arising from COVID 19 will fall in the future. Here’s a striking statistic: Low-income and lower-middle income countries (LICs and LMICs) account for almost half of the global population but they make up only 2 percent…

India May 20: Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman Brookings India, in conversation with Roddy Gow and Stewart Langdon about India in light of COVID19

Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman Brookings India and Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, former CEO of Shell India with extensive experience of various petroleum majors in Europe and India speaks with Institute Chairman, Roddy Gow and Institute Board Member Stewart Langdon about political and economic issues facing India in light of COVID19 here: https://youtu.be/M2smivgeXU0 Lalcap…