Incidence, prevalence and what they mean for an economic re-start during COVID-19

In this note, we discuss the relationship between incidence, prevalence and the functioning of the healthcare system. We discuss the calculation of incidence, as well as factors affecting the ultimate result. We provide an overview of testing and incidence in South Africa and conclude with a discussion of the role of incidence in South Africa’s […]

Forging a path out of lockdown

South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported a 2019 Q4 unemployment rate (narrowly defined) of 29.1%. Including discouraged workers, unemployment rises to just over 38.7%. This reflects the fact that the South African economy is in a technical recession following two consecutive quarters of GDP contraction (-0.8% in Q3 of […]

What is the path to an economic restart in South Africa?

The first case of COVID-19 in South Africa was reported on 5 March 2020. Three features of COVID-19 have led to a global pandemic with disastrous economic consequences: It is a completely new virus. We have only known about the virus for approximately 4 months. This means that at the time of the virus’s discovery, […]

COVID-19 and the resilience of the Australian economy

The health emergency triggered by the rising number of coronavirus cases in Australia is resulting in an unprecedented reorganisation of work and leisure. Understandably, the community is concerned about what the future might hold for its health and the economy. Much has been written on the potential macro-economic consequences, including our own commentary on supply-chain […]

Changes to Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board

The Australian government has recognised that the economic impacts of Covid-19 have left a number of otherwise healthy Australian businesses potentially vulnerable to foreign takeover. In their latest article, Shannon Walker and Ben Hamilton detail the changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board and what they mean for businesses, local supply chains, owners (private or […]

Budget 2020: Levelling Up In Action

Today (Wednesday, 11 March 2020) brought us Rishi Sunak’s first Budget, the first of Boris Johnson’s premiership, and the first since the UK’s departure from the EU. Billed as ‘The Manifesto Budget’, this was an opportunity to follow through on the promises that delivered the Conservative Party a majority in December and demonstrate to new […]

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FTI Consulting’s Resilience Barometer 2020

FTI Consulting’s 2020 Resilience Barometer highlights how G20 companies are preparing for emerging risks and crises that threaten revenue, value and reputation in 2020. As businesses confront cybersecurity threats, fight financial crime and prepare for more changes in legislation and regulation in 2020, our survey reveals that many executives remain unprepared for a new wave […]

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