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Germany remains on top of “Nation Brand” ranking, the UK edges out Canada to the second spot

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The FINANCIAL — This year is marked by an overall decline in perception of nations’ reputations, and the top-10 NBI nations are not immune to this overall negative sentiment. While Germany retains the top position in the 2020 Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands IndexSM (NBI) for the fourth year in a row, this year is marked by noticeable gains and losses among leaders in the NBI ranking: The United Kingdom’s ranking jumps from fourth to second place, and Australia advances from 10th to eighth place – a record high for both nations. France, which was ranked in second place last year, drops…

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Germany remains on top of “Nation Brand” ranking, the UK edges out Canada to the second spot

9 mins read

The FINANCIAL — This year is marked by an overall decline in perception of nations’ reputations, and the top-10 NBI nations are not immune to this overall negative sentiment. While Germany retains the top position in the 2020 Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands IndexSM (NBI) for the fourth year in a row, this year is marked by…

EU removed more countries from safe countries list

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The FINANCIAL — Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the European Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the…

IFC and EFL signed landmark agreement for largest solar project in Pacific

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The FINANCIAL — A landmark agreement between Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) and IFC to deliver the largest solar project of its kind in the Pacific to date has been hailed a transformative step that will take the island nation closer to its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources. The…

Georgia remains on EU’s updated safe country list

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The FINANCIAL — Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the case may…

Apple, Nike and other retailers announced closing many or all of their stores

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The FINANCIAL – Many retailers announced that they are closing their doors until at least the end of March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Apple will be closing all of their retail stores outside of Greater China. The most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and…