Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Japan’s economy starts to show signs of growth after being slow to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil, economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are urged to boost resilience in the face of commodity price hikes, HSBC is the first bank to join Walmart’s inclusive financing initiative and the UK signs historic partnership with CABEI.
Global supply chains have been hit by a surge in Covid cases in southern Vietnam, aluminium prices are at a 10 year high as global demand surges
The UK has signed a £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana promising tariff-free trade. The terms of the economic partnership agreement reinstate the two sides when the UK was part of the EU.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Global trade volumes slowed, rising by 2.1% in September to a level roughly 4% below that of the same month in 2019.
In their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments have learned and applied many of the lessons of past crises. Early testing and tracing at scale gave countries including Germany, Taiwan and South Korea a lead in combating the virus.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG.Almost half of all Covid-19 cases reported so far were from just three countries: the US, Brazil and India. Wearing masks became compulsory in UK shops and other enclosed public spaces. EU leaders agreed to create a €750bn EU recovery fund to support member states worst hit by COVID-19.