In February, the office organised field trips for Singaporean fruit and vegetable importers to Viet Nam to seek supply sources. It has also continued to collect information related to the public procurement demand of the Singapore government and actively implemented trade promotion and business matching activities. … [Read more...] about Room for Vietnamese farm produce exports to Singapore amid COVID-19
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Shale producer Whiting Petroleum, which was once the largest oil producer in the US state of North Dakota, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company said it had worked to cut costs and would continue to operate under a restructuring plan. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Oil prices rise on hopes of a price war truce
She continued, “Of course, it impacts daily operations by delaying, postponing, or cancelling some meetings which cannot be organised via teleconferences, implementing travel restrictions, and other safety measures, as well as delaying some processes. Procuring face masks for all of our employees – almost 300 people – is also becoming a real challenge.” … [Read more...] about Global pharma groups push on with operations
The bigger question is, however, have we learnt the lessons of this crisis? Will we learn to spot, control and regulate the risks that seem to be an integral part of globalisation? Because the cooperation and leadership necessary to make that happen seem to be in short supply. BBC … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?