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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…

Herd immunity in Europe – are we close?

This article was originally published in The Conversation and was written by Jeremy Rossman. While no country claims to be pursuing herd immunity as a strategy, some – such as Sweden – have taken a more relaxed approach to containing the coronavirus. So how has the relaxed approach fared for Sweden – is it close to…

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.

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: