OPINION: Forging resilient regional supply chains and connectivity

Participation in global and regional supply chains has been one of the most reliable economic growth strategies, especially for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Smooth and efficient connectivity in both trade and transport has been indispensable to the region’s pursuit…

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Financing economic recovery

The FINANCIAL -- As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With…

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COVID-19: Georgians trust more to foreign doctors, survey

The FINANCIAL–Communications company Noblet Media CIS, Edelman affiliate, in partnership with Info Sapiens research agency, presented the survey on lifestyle and financial views of middle and upper-middle-class in the countries where the companies operate.The vast majority of Georgians with middle or upper-middle-income aim…

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Of pandemics and protests: democracy renewal

Is there a connection between the corona crisis and the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by police officers?  Well certainly one can’t prove causality.  But I do believe the pandemic has served as a microscope on festering social…

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Moving away from passwords in the era of technology

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many peopleto fall back extensively on digital infrastructure–be it collaborating virtually with co-workers and clients across geographies or orderingessential goods and servicesthrough e-commerce portals. If the growth of connected devices which are predicted to…

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Meeting the Coronavirus Challenge

How do Georgians feel about their government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic?  In short, do they approve?  From 14-19 May Georgian Opinion Research Business International (GORBI) asked 1,090 residents across the country “do you think the reaction of Georgia’s government to the…

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