Covid-19 and the resulting fall in oil prices and demand has helped to accelerate a global shift towards renewable energy. While a number of sub-Saharan African countries continue to rely heavily on fossil fuels, the region is expected to benefit from the growing market for minerals central to this shift.
Mexico is set to see a series of new investments in gold and silver mining projects in 2021, which are expected to be key drivers of economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The global automotive industry took a significant hit last year on the back of a Covid-19-related slump in activity. However, a more positive global outlook is set to boost demand, boding well for automotive manufacturers in emerging markets.
With travel restrictions, closed factories and social distancing measures in place for much of the year, 2020 was particularly challenging for industrial companies around the world. However, despite such constraints many countries were able to successfully repurpose production to meet urgent needs associated with Covid-19, while others look set to benefit from shifting trends in global supply chains.
Articles & Analysis | Supply chain disruptions in 2020 drive Filipino farmers to adapt from The Report: Philippines 2021
Although agricultural activities were permitted during the lockdown period in the Philippines, some farmers nevertheless saw their activities limited by various provincial restrictions. In Quezon province, for example, stricter measures were implemented in April 2020 that permitted residents in some areas to leave their homes only once per...