Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

Post-COVID-19: Nigeria Needs to Design and Improve its Current Business Continuity Strategy – Abdullahi Haske

Abdullahi Bashir Haske is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AA&R Investments, an indigenous oil exploration company. In this interview, he highlighted how the oil and Gas has faires and how it would survive and importance of creating an enabling environment for the non-oil sector to thrive. Excerpts: • How would you access the oil and gas industry in the heat of global crude oil prices crises? Normally when there is price crash of crude, investments in the oil and gas sector will be affected especially the capital projects.…

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Covid19 North America 

Genworth and Canada Guaranty Won’t Adopt CMHC’s New Mortgage Rules

Following the announcement of CMHC’s new mortgage rules last week, Canada’s other two mortgage insurers, Genworth Canada and Canada Guaranty, confirmed Monday they will not be following CMHC’s lead. “Genworth MI Canada Inc confirms that it has no plans to change its underwriting policy related to debt service ratio limits, minimum credit score and down payment requirements,” the company said in a release. Similarly, Canada Guaranty said it “confirms that no changes to underwriting policy are contemplated as a result of recent industry announcements.” To recap CMHC’s mortgage rule changes,…

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Australasia Covid19 

Australia Sets Comprehensive COVID-Safe Guidelines For Film & TV Production

While the Hollywood unions and studios are still deliberating over protocols for safe return to production amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian film and TV industry has released its COVID-Safe Guidelines to help get their industry back to work. Spanning 41 pages, this is the most comprehensive set of official country or state recommendations to date, addressing in detail every aspect of production. (You can read it below.) Considered a ‘live’ document that will evolve as best practice develop when projects return to production, the document was created by The…

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Agriculture Financial Services 

NIRSAL facilitates N102b to stimulate agric, creates 400,000 jobs

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Danger Sharing System for Agricultural Financing (NIRSAL) has validated that it has actually helped with over N102 billion as loans from industrial banks because its inception across the numerous farming value chains in the nation. NIRSAL Plc, a wholly-owned corporation of the Reserve bank of Nigeria (CBN), is a $500 million non-bank monetary institution specifically designed to redefine, measure, re-price and share agribusiness-related credit threat. By its mandate, NIRSAL is not a financing institution however was developed to stimulate the circulation of inexpensive financing and investments into…

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