A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?

Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas SINGAPORE/GLASGOW – The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to transform our behaviors, attitudes, and policies in many areas. For the sake of overcoming the public-health crisis and enabling economic recovery, one must hope that water and wastewater management will be among them. Delivering clean water and ensuring proper wastewater management […]


The Debt Predators

By Katharina Pistor NEW YORK – What do the Calabrian organized crime syndicate ‘Ndrangheta, Hertz, China’s Sichuan Trust, and the US Federal Reserve have in common? They are all deeply entangled in a financial system that has turned credit intermediation into a debt mint that produces assets to enrich investors but leaves households, firms, and […]


Still No Care for Care Workers

Jayati Ghosh NEW DELHI – Those who thought that a pandemic would make everyone realize the crucial role of care workers should think again. With the coronavirus still spreading rapidly, frontline workers are more essential – and at greater risk – than ever, yet public attention has shifted elsewhere. Worse, as economies collapse and labor-market […]

Africa EAC Opportunities

East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region, despite COVID-19 disruption

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s economic growth was projected at more than 5 percent, well above continent’s average of 3.3 percent and global average of 2.9 percent NAIROBI, Kenya, July 12, 2020/ — COVID-19 curbs East Africa’s growth, but still the strongest in the continent; Report calls for transition to higher value-added activities […]

Africa Industry

East African Business Week News (EABW News) partners with APO Group

East Africa’s Leading online business news website East African Business Week News (EABW NEWS) (www.Busiweek.com) has today entered a media partnership agreement with the APO Group to publish its business-related news as it happens. This partnership agreement was coordinated by Mr. Laurent Caplea, Content Partnership Manager at APO group on behalf of the agency. The […]