Refinitiv – COVID-19: Lessons from supply chain disruption

Supply chain disruption caused by the spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the reactive nature of business continuity plans. How can enterprises ensure they are better prepared for future challenges? Enterprises should seize the opportunity to revisit their business continuity plans in the wake of COVID-19 supply chain disruption. It is vital to know where supply […]

DIAGEO- Guinness announces €1.5 million fund to support communities in Ireland

Guinness will provide financial support to bar staff and vulnerable groups as we face unprecedented challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 Guinness announced the establishment of a €1.5 million fund providing support to communities affected by COVID-19 in Ireland. The fund will see €1.2 million go to support bar staff, alongside a further €300,000 […]

COVID-19 Updates

Useful Links (UK): British Chambers of Commerce (UK) –  Coronavirus Hub Confederation of British Industry – Coronavirus Hub Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses A full list of Government supports for UK businesses UK Government: Sign up for email alerts on COVID-19   Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Bank of England Coronavirus newsletter from […]

Global stock markets surge after weeks of losses

There was further financial turbulence on Tuesday when stock markets around the world climbed sharply higher, as investors grappled with the economic impact of the coronavirus. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 11.4% – its biggest daily gain since 1933. The S&P 500 and London’s FTSE 100 enjoyed their best days since […]

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact

By Lora Jones, David Brown & Daniele Palumbo, BBC News The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in China, has infected more than 200,000 people. Its spread has left businesses around the world counting costs. Here is a selection of maps and charts to help you understand the economic impact of the virus so far. Global shares take […]

Coronavirus: Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM

Strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus have been announced by the prime minister. People may only leave home to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs. Shops selling […]

Life insurers face uphill battle this year

DOWNSIDE RISKS: Firms have a ‘very low’ chance of boosting investment returns in the next two years, making it hard for them to improve their capitalization, an analyst said By Chen Cheng-hui / Taipei Times Staff reporter Taiwanese life insurers wanting to improve their capital structure face strong headwinds this year, given prolonged low interest rates […]

Virus Outbreak: Flight transfers via Taiwan banned

CASE COUNT RISES: One of the new domestic cases is a nurse at a long-term care center, but so far tests on all the residents and other staff have been negative By Lee I-chia / Taipei Times Staff reporter Flight transits through all Taiwanese airports would be banned for two weeks, starting tomorrow, the Central Epidemic […]