Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Many entrepreneurs and SMEs have pivoted online, offering new digital services in order to keep their companies afloat. However, many are undoubtedly wondering if this is truly a sustainable method. With proper planning and strategy, yes, a digital company can thrive in today’s economic climate and beyond. SMEs will need...
The COVID-19 coronavirus has become a global issue that threatens to cripple the world’s economy and destroy businesses. As such, business continuity is one of the foremost discussed agendas of all organisations, regardless of their size and nature. COVID-19 has already brought much business to a complete stand-still. In this...
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees are an essential part of the social and economic fabric of daily life worldwide. This vital role is now under threat from the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. We face the real prospect that a global recession becomes a...
The fast-spreading COVID-19 coronavirus has managed to gain a foothold in almost every corner of the world. With over 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide, the coronavirus has forced the hands of several government authorities to take drastic measures to halt the spread of this infection and spare healthcare facilities from...
The 2008 Great Recession was a catastrophic crash for the global economy. Businesses from around the world, especially SMEs struggled to keep afloat during those turbulent times, and many just managed to scrape by and survive. Over a decade later, it seemed the effects of 2008 were just beginning...
With many cities around the world on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been forced to work from home as offices are shutting their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For some employees, it has already been a month or more since this ordeal...
Factory activity throughout Asia has contracted sharply in March as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread globally. The coronavirus has managed to paralyze the global economy, with sharp falls in export power-houses Japan and South Korea overshadowing a modest improvement in China. Manufacturing gauges have also seen a downward trend...
Without a doubt, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused much pain and worry for businesses as many nations have begun to implement lockdowns and Movement Control Orders. Brick and mortar SMEs are particularly vulnerable to the economic downturn as consumers are now limiting the time they spend shopping and congregating. Even...
With more and more companies issuing mandatory work-from-home policies due to the rising severity of COVID-19, the business world has seen a dramatic rise in the usage of video conferencing. Online communication platforms like Zoom or Skype has seen a massive increase in usage over the past few weeks...
Shanghai overtakes Hong Kong as world’s top IPO destination Shanghai overtook Hong Kong as the world’s top initial public offering (IPO) destination in the first three months of the year, but mega deals waiting in the wings for calmer markets could yet shake up the full-year rankings. The Shanghai exchange’s stellar...
The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has left business paralyzed. Productivity numbers are dropping all around the world and workers are left immobilised in their homes. As a result, it comes as no surprise that remote working has seen a huge surge in popularity as employers are encouraging...
Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and the head of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach have agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by a year. The decision was reached at a meeting in Tokyo. The move would be a devastating blow for the city of Tokyo, which had won...

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