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Quick Take: COVID-19 fatigue? Here’s what you need to know this week

Quick Take: COVID-19 fatigue? Here’s what you need to know this week

Quick Take: COVID-19 fatigue? Here’s what you need to know this week

Quick Take: COVID-19 fatigue? Here’s what you need to know this week

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May 8, 2020

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This week, we have analysis and insight fatigue with all things COVID-19. This fatigue is one of the lesser-known side effects of this pandemic, and apparently even people in Washington, DC do not have the antibodies to be immune. Even so, the pace of important bilateral developments this week was relentless. Here are a few noteworthy developments summarized below … with limited analysis.

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Henry Paulson: Save globalisation to secure the future

Henry Paulson: Save globalisation to secure the future

Henry Paulson: Save globalisation to secure the future

Henry Paulson: Save globalisation to secure the future

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Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

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April 17, 2020

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Covid-19 has resulted in more than a deadly pandemic. It has tipped the world economy into its most severe crisis since the Depression. As the virus’s spread slows and governments rebuild, they face another force sweeping in its path: isolationism. The impending battle will pit forces of openness rooted in market principles against those of closure across four dimensions: trade, capital flows, innovation and global institutions.

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MEI: Egypt’s Economy, Citizens, and the Pandemic

MEI: Egypt’s Economy, Citizens, and the Pandemic

MEI: Egypt’s Economy, Citizens, and the Pandemic

MEI: Egypt’s Economy, Citizens, and the Pandemic

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Middle East Institute

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April 16, 2020

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On April 14th, Basilinna'sr Senior Advisor, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, joined a panel hosted by the Washington DC based Middle East Institute, where he serves as a non-resident fellow, that focused on Egypt’s Economy, Citizens, and the Pandemic. There was an excellent exchange, moderated by Mirette F. Mabrouk, Director, Egypt Program, MEI and other panelists Angus Blair, Professor, School of Business, The American University in Cairo and Laila Iskandar, Former Minister for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements, Egypt.

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Quick Take: The Backlash against China Begins

Quick Take: The Backlash against China Begins

Quick Take: The Backlash against China Begins

Quick Take: The Backlash against China Begins

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Basilinna

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April 9, 2020

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As a glimmer of hope has appeared in the fight against COVID-19 in the United States as cases start to stabilize in New York, attention is turning to who should pay for the economic harm and loss of life resulting from the spread of the coronavirus. From Capitol Hill to the churches, there are increasing calls for China to take responsibility for the rapid global spread of the virus. The argument is that the world was not prepared for the severity and rapid spread because China withheld scientific information and downplayed the actual numbers of people infected. Here's our latest observations about the growing backlash against China and future implications.

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Quick Take: How is China's Recovery Looking?

Quick Take: How is China's Recovery Looking?

Quick Take: How is China's Recovery Looking?

Quick Take: How is China's Recovery Looking?

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April 6, 2020

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While there are significant questions around the reliability of China’s numbers both in terms of reporting COVID-19 cases and mortality rates, they are slowly getting back to work. Mostly, the country is back to work and reopening, but consumers are still reluctant to spend because of fears of a downturn or a resurgence with the virus. Here is how we are looking at the numbers this week.

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Quick Take: How is China’s Global Reputation Faring?

Quick Take: How is China’s Global Reputation Faring?

Quick Take: How is China’s Global Reputation Faring?

Quick Take: How is China’s Global Reputation Faring?

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April 1, 2020

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So much is unsettled and unknown right now in this new world of the pandemic; the international community's relationship with China is no exception. China's reputation is subject to as much volatility as the markets. Many of the mechanisms to backstop this reputational volatility are stalled or being politicized. While there are more questions than answers about how China – and the world – will come out of this pandemic, the questions shed light on emerging trends. Here's our latest observations about how China's profile is faring globally.

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What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

What does COVID-19 mean for Egypt’s economy?

COVID-19 has disrupted both supply and demand around the world. Egypt is not immune to the recessionary trends caused by the sudden halt in supply chains and the sharp decline in demand, domestically and globally, resulting from the rapid spread of the virus. The drop in economic activity is even more evident in a country that has adopted fiscal consolidation measures and increased public spending on major infrastructure projects that are now underway. These policies worked while the economy was strong, but it is time to consider new strategies to promote the private sector as the government faces some tough decisions ahead.

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China's Returning Workforce Sector and City Tracking

China's Returning Workforce Sector and City Tracking

China's Returning Workforce Sector and City Tracking

China's Returning Workforce Sector and City Tracking

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March 24, 2020

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Based on public sources and briefings, we have compiled a tracking sheet for the percentage of China’s workforce returning in various sectors and in key provinces and cities since the initial shutdowns in China started on January 23, 2020. This document will be updated regularly.

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Quick Take: China Shows Signs of Recovery While Virus Hits Rest of the World

Quick Take: China Shows Signs of Recovery While Virus Hits Rest of the World

Quick Take: China Shows Signs of Recovery While Virus Hits Rest of the World

Quick Take: China Shows Signs of Recovery While Virus Hits Rest of the World

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Basilinna

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March 13, 2020

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With so much of the media coverage shifting attention to the coronavirus turning into a pandemic and the spread in the U.S., here are a few of the developments in China over the past week you might have missed.

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Quick Take: Coronavirus Latest – China’s Efforts to Shore Up Economy

Quick Take: Coronavirus Latest – China’s Efforts to Shore Up Economy

Quick Take: Coronavirus Latest – China’s Efforts to Shore Up Economy

Quick Take: Coronavirus Latest – China’s Efforts to Shore Up Economy

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Basilinna

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March 4, 2020

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The coronavirus picks up speed in the U.S. as it seemingly comes under control in China. Speculation about the global economic impact includes fears of a recession. Facing already slowing economic growth, China is rolling out measures to shore up the economy almost daily. Here is what you need to know about China’s initiatives.

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