COVID-19 news and information
Pent-up demand promises record tourist season for southern Europe
The shift towards holidays becoming a greater consumer priority comes in spite of travel industry strikes and extreme weather events.
Large US companies adopt cautious tone on China recovery
Domestic demand has not fully rebounded in China after COVID-19 restrictions, with US companies not anticipating recovery until the second half of 2023.
Women in leadership: Separating optimism from reality
Women remain significantly underrepresented in executive roles, and gender equity in mid-level leadership has not recovered since the start of the pandemic.
Out with the old: Remote work’s borderless opportunities
For organisations looking to tap into global talent markets, the remote work model is proving to be a competitive advantage, a study from late 2022 shows.
China’s exports rise unexpectedly, but economists warn of weakness ahead
Exports from China were up 14.8% year-on-year in March with imports falling by 1.4% — a lower fall than the 5% forecasted decline.
How organisations can be more relatable and minimise burnout risk
With employees feeling less energised, organisations need to adapt in a number of ways to keep a thriving workforce, a global study shows.
Analysis: Airlines face hurdles to cashing in on China reopening
Global airlines’ capacity to and from China could reach 25% of 2019 levels by April, but widebody planes may be prioritised for the lucrative trans-Atlantic route.
Analysis: China’s 2023 economic outlook
China faces uncertainty in 2023; COVID-19 remains difficult, and experts and business leaders expect the dampening effects of the credit market to persist.
Steps to take when a remote job turns out to be more office-based
Fix the problem by communicating, agreeing work expectations, and presenting an evidence-based business case to your boss, while considering backup options.
The future of work: Back to the office
Office accommodation is moving toward shorter leases and flexible working set-ups — and demand is growing for prime real estate.
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