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Testing corporate resilience

corporate resilienceMalaysian corporates have generally reduced their gearing levels in the last four years, putting themselves in a better position to weather any economic shocks. A HIGH gearing level is always a concern regardless of whether it involves Governments, corporations or households. In Malaysia, the rising debt levels of the Government and households have raised questions about the sustainability of such debts, so much so that banking exposure to a default of household debt, including that by corporations, is tested by Bank Negara in what it calls a stress test. These tests assess the banking sector to strains in the event of large defaults by borrowers…



Fiji: Food security projects give remote island communities long-term disaster resilience – UNDP

Fiji – Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed. A new Food Bank project will help villages have a ready supply of food and water, with risk-resilient crops and farming techniques being introduced to help the communities become more resilient to climate change and disasters…



East African bloc says better prepared than before to respond to drought situations

The 4th Meeting of IGAD Drought Resilience Platform General Assembly was convened on Friday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to look into the progress made and the way forward towards ending drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) was established in September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya by heads of states towards ending drought emergencies in the sub- region…




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