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Representing 30 percent of India’s GDP and 45 percent of exports, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) form the backbone of the Indian economy. Following two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide lockdowns, India’s six million MSMEs have realized the importance of transforming into digitally-driven businesses. In their attempts to survive the impact of …

By Miguel Da Silva Statistics South Africa recently confirmed that the unemployment rate in South Africa is at an all time high. As we move through the 14th month of this pandemic, the unemployment rate is not surprising and represents one of the greatest risks for the country, alongside poverty and inequality, which in turn …

FOLLOWING mounting public pressure to impose tougher measures, the government has finally announced the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions to prevent the collapse of the country’s healthcare system amid the recent spike in cases. The coordinating minister of economy Airlangga Hartarto announced on Monday the tightening of restrictions on micro-scale public activity (PPKM Mikro) after a …

Until this month, the idea of ​​congressional action to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in the nation’s digital infrastructure seemed like a long road. But two weeks ago, after a month of Beltway wrangling over “hard, tangible” and “soft, social” infrastructure, the Senate quickly passed a separate and massive bill to fund and promote …

SECOND wave of Covid thwarted recovery process underway across sectors, with lockdowns in states and spread of disease having huge impact on MSMEs and service sectors, new data on loan slippages shows with banks and micro-lenders. From hotels, tourism, transport and aviation to commerce and small manufacturing units, specific pockets of the economy are starting …

SECOND wave of Covid thwarted recovery process underway across sectors, with lockdowns in states and spread of disease having huge impact on MSMEs and service sectors, new data on loan slippages shows with banks and micro-lenders. From hotels, tourism, transport and aviation to commerce and small manufacturing units, specific pockets of the economy are starting …