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Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery

Latin America and Caribbean economies managed to bounce back from COVID-19’s initial economic devastation earlier in 2020. Growth is expected to accelerate later in the year. A sudden change in international investors’ sentiment would put pressure on...
International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund 8 February 2021
Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery
Latin America and Caribbean’s Winding Road to Recovery

Bangladesh Strategy 2021: Return to high growth

Before the pandemic hit the country, Bangladesh's economy maintained a steady 6%+ growth rate during FY10-FY15 and 7.0%+ growth rate during FY16-FY18, and 8.15% in FY19. Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve reached USD 43bn landmark in December, 202...
IDLC Securities S. M.
S. M. Galibur Rahman @ IDLC Securities 1 January 2021
Bangladesh Strategy 2021: Return to high growth
Bangladesh Strategy 2021: Return to high growth

Egypt Pharma in 2021

Egypt is the MEA region’s largest producer and second-largest consumer of pharmaceuticals, growing by a CAGR (2013-2019) of 19%, surpassing the region’s CAGR of 8%. Market growth is predominantly driven by out of the pocket expenditure (61% of total ...
Pharos Holding Mariam
Mariam Wael @ Pharos Holding 28 December 2020
Egypt Pharma in 2021
Egypt Pharma in 2021

Chart of the WeekThe Crisis is Not Over, Keep Spending (Wisely)

The pandemic-induced economic crisis is set to leave deep scars. Human capital erosion from prolonged high unemployment and school closures, value destruction from bankruptcies, and constraints on future fiscal policy from elevated public debt top th...
International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund 2 November 2020
Chart of the WeekThe Crisis is Not Over, Keep Spending (Wisely)
Chart of the WeekThe Crisis is Not Over, Keep Spending (Wisely)

Unilever completes 82% acquisition of Glaxow BD, gaining ownership of HFD brands

Glaxow BD to become Unilever Consumer Care after the transfer of 9.88mn shares. Horlicks is the absolute market leader in the BDT4.1bn health food drinks (HFD) industry attaining 92% market share. On the other hand, GSK group will continue to market ...
IDLC Securities Auneea
Auneea Haque @ IDLC Securities 29 July 2020

The Searle Company: Dexamethasone proves to be breakthrough drug for Covid-19

A UK government-funded trial has immediately approved Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug (corticosteroid), to treat all hospitalised Covid-19 patients requiring oxygen, including those on ventilators. SEARL has also recently entered licensing a...
Intermarket Securities Yusra
Yusra Beg @ Intermarket Securities 17 June 2020