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Portolano: E-commerce digital acceleration: how to prepare for the new normal

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 13, 2020 | The Italian version of this article was first published on Wired. As partial lockdowns across Europe are extended, the coronavirus outbreak is generating an acceleration in the “going to digital” processes of companies across different sectors. E-commerce, more than others, is experiencing such acceleration. Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, digital marketing and […]

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Questions and Answers: The proposed InvestEU Programme

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 29, 2020 | Why do we need InvestEU for the post-coronavirus recovery? InvestEU is the EU’s proposed flagship investment programme to kick-start the European economy. It is well-placed to provide long-term funding and to support Union policies in the recovery from a deep economic and social crisis. This has been shown with the successful […]

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EU budget for recovery: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 29, 2020 | As announced by European Commission President von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the Commission is aiming to kick-start the EU economy by incentivising private investments. The Commission today proposes a new Solvency Support Instrument, which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments, to mobilise private resources to urgently support viable European companies […]

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Vulcan Insight: European Commission presents next generation EU MFF and COVID-19 recovery package

Friday, May 29th, 2020

May 27, 2020 | After weeks of anticipation, debate, joint proposals and counterproposals, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today presented the executive’s plan for a revised long-term budget to lead the EU through its post-COVID19 recovery. The Commission today proposed a plan for a significantly beefed-up MFF of €1.1 trillion, as well as […]

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PepperHamilton: Best Practices for Supply Chain Management in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

May 27, 2020 | In recent years, many companies have “leaned out” their supply chains, negotiating enterprisewide arrangements with suppliers and service providers to reduce costs, turnaround time and on-hand inventory. While these changes have generated efficiencies and improved profit margins, they have also increased exposure to supply chain disruptions like the ones currently being […]

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WRRGA: Guest View – Debt crisis will delay global recovery

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

May 26, 2020 | Previously published in Reuters – BreakingViews NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Covid-19 pandemic will spark hugely damaging debt defaults in developing countries, hampering rebuilding and recovery. Many emerging markets borrowed heavily both from official governmental lenders, as well as from international private sector investors, mostly in U.S. dollars. Now they are […]

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EACCNY #COVID19 Impact Stories from Our Members – Consulate of Sweden NY

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Together with our members we are creating a Video series of first-hand accounts of the Pandemic’s impact, both personally & professionally. We invite you to join us today for a first-hand look at the impact of the global shutdown following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – Today we are featuring Annika Rembe, Consul General, Consulate General […]

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H&K: U.S. Supreme Court Shuts the Door on Bridgegate Prosecutions

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

May 21, 2020 | • The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the federal fraud convictions of two New Jersey officials who had engineered massive traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge in “Bridgegate.” • The court determined that obtaining money or property was not the object of the fraudulent schemes charged and that a state’s action […]

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Address at the UN Conference on Financing SDG Implementation: The Role of Integrated National Financing Frameworks

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

May 28, 2020 | By Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF “As Prepared for Delivery” I thank Minister Annamuhammedov and Ms. Elena Panova for their kind invitation to participate in this conference. It is not accidental that this conference is taking place in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan was one of the first countries to have formally accepted […]

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RSM: Coronavirus – Financial Reporting Considerations Update

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

May 26, 2020 | Guidance in accordance with IFRS Update May 2020 As expected, the effects of COVID-19 are evolving rapidly and are creating unique circumstances for each entity. Recent developments by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) aim to alleviate some of the challenges posed to entities as they navigate through financial reporting implications […]

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