All articles by Praveen Duddu

Praveen Duddu

COVID-19: Poll finds business sentiment is improving

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast doubts on the future prospects of businesses as customers remain wary of spending amid uncertainty.…

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 declining since June: Poll

Fear of COVID-19 community transmission has been causing anxiety among the public as well as governments.

Few employees want to return to office full-time when lockdowns are eased: Poll

Remote working or working from home has become the new norm during the COVID-19 times which call for maintaining physical distancing and complying with lockdown measures to curb disease spread.

Are companies optimistic about growth prospects following COVID-19 stimulus measures?

The COVID-19 outbreak has marred the growth expectations of companies of all sizes globally, across multiple industries. An ongoing poll…

COVID-19 coronavirus: Top ten most-affected countries

One Asian country and seven European countries are among the ten most affected list of countries with coronavirus, while more European countries are witnessing a surge in cases. The US replaced China as the country with the highest coronavirus cases on 26 March, while more than 92% of the global coronavirus cases are currently outside China.

Coronavirus in Malaysia: COVID-19 outbreak, measures and impact

As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Japan are taking coronavirus response measures and steps to reduce impact on their economic growth.

Coronavirus in Thailand: dealing with the 2019-nCoV (COVID-19) outbreak and impact

Thailand was dealing with the third-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infection cases after China and Singapore, within four weeks of reporting its first confirmed case of the COVID-19.

Coronavirus in Japan: COVID-19 updates, measures and impact

Japan’s coronavirus numbers are on the rise even as the government continues to implement safety measures.

Coronavirus in Italy: Outbreak, measures and impact

Italy, a member state of the European Union and a popular tourist destination, joined the list of coronavirus-affected countries on 30 January when two COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Chinese tourists.

Deals and M&As this week: Helm Operations, Arcadia Shipmanagement

Japanese shipping services provider Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has signed an agreement with German utility firm Uniper.