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Food warning must be heeded

Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:40 | ICT

With people around the world under stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are concerns about the effects on the international food supply chain.



  • Take steps to mitigate further business slump

    Publication date 02 April 2020 | 21:38 | ICT

    Business sentiment has become increasingly gloomy. The public and private sectors should work together to overcome the ongoing emergency by prioritising the maintenance of employment.

  • Make good use of additional time for next summer’s Tokyo Games

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:35 | ICT

    With the new goal determined, it is desirable to make progress toward the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics once again.

  • Helping hand must be for those in need

    Publication date 01 April 2020 | 22:34 | ICT

    As well as a health crisis, the novel coronavirus epidemic has become an existential economic challenge for poorer households and millions of companies in China, particularly those in tourism, travel, food and beverage, offline retail and entertainment.

  • Leadership in age of pandemics: Stop the blame game

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 21:41 | ICT

    One of the upsides of the lockdown is that one gets to read books that you should read, but never had the time for.

  • Covid-19 Pandemic: Force majeure and legal consequences

    Publication date 30 March 2020 | 00:17 | ICT

    The World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak a pandemic on March 11

  • Covid-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    Publication date 27 March 2020 | 01:10 | ICT

    The human dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response.

  • Right decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    Publication date 26 March 2020 | 00:48 | ICT

    The decision on Tuesday by Japan and the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – originally slated to start on July 24 – until next summer because of the novel coronavirus pandemic must have been a hard one to make.

  • Legislation a preparation for Putin’s lifetime rule

    Publication date 26 March 2020 | 00:27 | ICT

    It has become clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to retain real power even after his term expires in 2024. He will not be able to build stability by further continuing his high-handed rule.

  • Rationality maintains macroeconomic immunity

    Publication date 25 March 2020 | 01:15 | ICT

    It is rather utopic to say that economies would be remote from Covid-19. Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the pandemic on March 11, the tension about the virus has increased significantly. The financial market and the economy are reacting cyclically with the outbreak.

  • Vital to keep yuan stable after US Fed rate cut

    Publication date 24 March 2020 | 01:10 | ICT

    In the wake of the World Health Organisation declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, the US Federal Reserve, in its most dramatic move since the 2008 global financial crisis, cut its benchmark interest rate to near zero.