"Still too little, too late and no urgency on expanded COVID-19 debt relief for developing countries" - As Zambia warns it is preparing for default on its external debts as a result of the pandemic, experts from the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE)at Warwick Law School comment on the latest G20 proposals.
"Alignment of trading and security interests, as articulated by the FCO seem to be taking centre stage, as DfID gets side-lined." Professor Shirin Rai, Director, Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development, comments on the Prime Minister's Global Britain announcement.
Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Law, School of Law, University of Warwick, comments on calls to drop the debt owed by developing countries to their sovereign and private creditors to free up financial resources needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent Mozambique/Credit Suisse fraud case has highlighted the problem of secret loans that are helping to push impoverished countries into debt. Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law have been supporting Jubilee Debt Campaign's work on this issue. Dr Connelly comments on the news that Labour plan an Overseas Loans Transparency Act to tackle the problem.
Warwick Business School Professor Mark Skilton shares his thoughts on Facebook owned company, Oculus and their attempts to make virtual reality technology more affordable.