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Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

online visibility

How brands can leverage online visibility during a crisis

In this article Bogdan Marinescu, MD and Founder of Digital Trails, talks about the importance of online visibility during a period when most businesses are pivoting online and we are experiencing increased competition for brand and product share of voice.
pension panic

Tackling pension panic during the coronavirus pandemic

Here, Andrew Megson, Executive Chairman at My Pension Expert, discusses whether COVID-19 has caused widespread pension panic.
economic measures

Are the economic measures enough to reverse the damage caused by COVID-19?

Dr Elaine Garcia, Senior Programme Leader at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) comments on the recent economic measures announcement made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help reverse the damage caused by COVID-19.
corporate insolvency and governance act

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

Keith Steven of Company Rescue explores and comments on the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act which came into force at the end of June 2020.
best performing economies

The best performing economies in the face of coronavirus

Justin Freeman, Writer, Forex traders, examines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected economies all over the world and which countries are performing best.
COVID-19 fraud

Fighting COVID-19 fraud with a selfie

Joe Bloemendaal, Head of Strategy at Mitek, explores why now, is the perfect time for banks and financial services firms to be finding ways that can tackle fraud with a few clicks.
EU’s Economy

Putting people first and strengthening the EU’s Economy

Here, Open Access Government looks into European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni’s priorities for strengthening the EU’s Economy while also putting citizens first, particularly in a time of crisis.
global supply chains, just in time

COVID-19 exposes a major flaw in Global Supply Chains

Dr Tanusree Jain and Dr Louis Brennan, Trinity Business School, propose that we must fix vulnerabilities of Global Supply Chains exposed by COVID-19.
retirement age

Is there a case for differentiated longevity adjustment of the retirement age?

Professors of Economics Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Gylfi Zoega call for public-private partnership as they discuss adjustments of the retirement age and pension funds according to life expectancy.
covid-19 aid package, next generation EU

Next Generation EU: Will the COVID-19 aid package work?

Experts say the post-pandemic rebuild needs to be sustainable: Next Generation EU is a COVID-19 aid package that promises to be green.
urban future

Re-imagining our urban future in light of COVID-19

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES enlightens us on the salient points when it comes to re-imagining our urban future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
absence and sick pay

Absence and sick pay: FAQs for employers as lockdown restrictions ease

Lewis Silkin, the UK member firm of Ius Laboris, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about absence and sick pay in the UK during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
US-china trade relations, COVID-19

How will COVID-19 impact US-China trade relations?

Gidon Gautel, China Foresight Project Coordinator at LSE IDEAS, discusses how COVID-19 could impact US-China trade relations as the economy attempts to recover.
importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

Constant reinvention: The strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, underlines the strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire in the UK.
US-china export controls, Huawei

New US-China export controls could backfire on US tech sector

Xiaomeng Lu, Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US at Access Partnership, examines new US-China export controls to dissect how China will retaliate.
ESG investing

How will COVID-19 impact ESG investing long-term?

Prior to COVID-19, there was a massive spike in ESG investing, but as the global pandemic's wreaked havoc on global markets. Kerstin Engler, Senior Wealth Manager at Geneva Management Group, looks at how COVID-19 might impact ESG investing in the long term.
small business

5 tips for surviving 2020 as a new small business owner

Ian Wright, Founder of Small Business Prices, provides his five tips on how to endure the pandemic and the rest of 2020 as a small business owner and protect your finances as much as possible.
child maintenance

What to do if you can’t afford to pay child maintenance during lockdown

Lucinda Holliday, partner and head of family and divorce law at Blaser Mills Law, offers advice to parents who find themselves unable to meet their child or spousal financial commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
unpaid invoices

How to chase unpaid invoices if you are freelancing

Matt Dowling, CEO and Founder of Freelancer Club, suggest six effective ways freelancers and small businesses can chase unpaid invoices amid the COVID-19 uncertainty.
multilateral response to COVID, LMIC

Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.

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