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The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is “unlikely” without a vaccine, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday.In a column co-authored with IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath, the officials stressed that governments should continue to support workers and businesses since the unprecedented nature of the crisis could give rise to a wave of bankruptcies and job destruction.As lockdowns have eased and businesses around the world have been allowed to reopen, there has been a “sharp rebound of output, consumption and employment,” they said in Foreign Policy magazine. In a speech Wednesday to the World Economic Forum, Georgieva said rapid government action “put a floor under the world economy,” which helped everyone without “differentiating between… winners and losers.”Going forward, policymakers will need to invest wisely in areas that have the broadest benefit, including green jobs – such as training workers to make buildings more energy efficient – and “accelerating digital transformation” in a way that will reduce inequalities, she said.”In other words, support programs that take the countries towards growth that is green, smart and inclusive,” the IMF chief said.But the fund officials in their essay cautioned that, “Though the world has learned to live with the virus, a full recovery is unlikely without a permanent medical solution.”With 128 coronavirus vaccines currently under development, there is a strong chance a solution will be found, but “we must urgently devise multilateral solutions” to ensure adequate supply and distribution, Georgieva and Gopinath wrote.Topics : The massive scale and speed of government support has helped cushion the blow and allowed for the initial rebound, Gopinath and Georgieva wrote.”This crisis, however, is far from over,” they said. “The recovery remains very fragile and uneven across regions and sectors. To ensure that the recovery continues, it is essential that support not be prematurely withdrawn.”Businesses, even insolvent firms, will need continued help to prevent destruction of millions of jobs. That could include governments taking equity in firms or providing grants in exchange for higher tax rates later, they said.But governments will have to be cautious in how they distribute their scarce resources, and some companies will inevitably fail, especially in industries like travel that may not survive or will be curtailed in a post-pandemic world.
*No Nigerian player nominated in top two categoriesDuro IkhazuagbeFor the second year running no Nigerian player has been found good enough to make the top five shortlist of the 2016 African Player of the Year category of the Glo-CAF Awards announced yesterday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo.The players were shortlisted from 30 players who earlier were nominated for the African Player of the Year category. Similarly, no Nigerian was listed among the five nominees for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) category.Top on the list is the reigning African Footballer of the Year and Borussia Dortmund winger, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.He is joined by Senegal and Liverpool midfielder, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah of As Roma of Italy and Egypt. The two other players shortlisted are Algeria’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani who both play for Leicester City of England.In the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) category, the five shortlisted players include the quartet of Dennis Onyango, Hlompho Kekana, Keegan Dolly and Khama Billiat from the 2016 African Champions League winning side, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, while T.P Mazembe player, Rainford Kabala from Zambia completed the list.Top Nigerian players, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City, Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa of Leicester City made the top 30 but narrowly missed out of the Top 5 list.Other categories of Awards to be released by CAF in the coming weeks include Most Promising Talent Award, National Team of the Year, Football Manager of the Year, Africa’s Finest Eleven, Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. Others are Referee of the Year, CAF Fair Play Award and African Legend Award.The winners will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches and Technical Directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF.They will be unveiled at the Glo- CAF Awards Gala nite which will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was crowned African Player of the Year whilst Mbwana Aly Samatta of Tanzania was named African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram