The global pandemic will have long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the business world, but other shifts in macrobusiness environment areas - such as oil prices, weakening international relationships and climate change - have not gone away.
By 2030, as many as 375 million workers - or roughly 14% of the global workforce - may need to switch occupational categories as digitization, automation, and advances in AI disrupt the world of work.
The global economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced policymakers to take aggressive stimulus and quantitative easing measures, which has supported the sentiment towards gold as a store of value.
Scientists stress the need for around 14 billion cooling applications to cover the needs of global populations against global warming by 2050, with some 3.6 billion air conditioners being already in use.
Among the factors influencing the slow recovery in prices, OPEC highlights the high inventories of oil reserves worldwide, mainly in the United States, as well as the estimations of a contraction of the world economy by -3.7%, which will experience a recovery only by 2021.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain's 5G network by the end of 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker is not welcome in the West.