Entries by Laura

Has covid-19 killed globalisation? (source: The Economist)

EVEN BEFORE the pandemic, globalisation was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash and the Sino-American trade war. Now it is reeling from its third body-blow in a dozen years as lockdowns have sealed borders and disrupted commerce (see Briefing). […]


Anche quest’anno Cambiaso Risso sosterrà il torneo Ravano. Il Torneo Scolastico Giovanile più grande d’Europa, patrocinato dal CONI Nazionale, in programma nel mese di maggio 2020 dopo 36 anni di attività non potrà aver luogo nelle consuete modalità. E’ stata quindi lanciata la nuova piattaforma che sostituirà il Torneo Ravano, una “palestra virtuale” studiata per […]

Marine market risks irrelevance in face of health crisis (source Lloyd’s List)

Marine businesses are exposed to significant delays and business interruption related to quarantines, voyage cancellations and factory closings all over the world The issue for insurers is not that coronavirus represents an unprecedented challenge for the marine sector, but the sense there is not much they have to offer by way of risk mitigation THE […]

MSC group hospital ship delivered to Genoa as part of virus relief effort

By Holly Birkett A ferry that has been converted into a hospital ship was delivered on Thursday to accommodate patients who are recovering from Covid-19 in northern Italy. The 214-metre ferry Splendid (built 1994) is expected to commence operations on Monday when its first 25 patients board. The vessel is owned by Italian operator Grandi […]

The green apple tale

I used to drive regularly down a quiet country lane in Surrey to avoid the A3 and its constant mayhem and seize a piece of rural quiet. On one occasion I noticed an old cardboard sign by a farm gate that had “Granny’s green apples for sale” written in a shaky felt tip scrawl. Slowing […]