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Weekly Digest

For the week of September 21st: 4 promising industries of the future and their challenges for the forthcoming period

Industry decarbonization, next-gen battery, energy, and electric vehicles look like the “booming sectors” of the future, but investing scarce resources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the BREXIT should raise a red flag.

Photo by Carson Masterson on Unsplash

For the week of September 14th: Supplier financing as part of a broad working capital management plan

A performant working capital management offers a few desirable advantages

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For the week of September 7th: Finance vs COVID-19

The slowdown of economic activity caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is old news. It’s no wonder that a bulk of insolvencies is expected to come and shake the end of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

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