A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA
A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA
Mark Clifford
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Mark Clifford

Long, hard coronavirus recovery ahead for Asian companies, especially those outside the digital economy

  • Many executives believe economies will not return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, suggesting little faith in prospects for a V-shaped recovery
  • Workers and firms not in the digital space face an even harder road, complicated by Covid-19, Sino-US tensions and the growing impact of climate change

A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA
A migrant labourer waits for work on the street in Beijing on August 17. The prospect of a protracted recession and a jobless recovery thereafter could make life especially tough for firms and workers not integrated into the digital world. Photo: EPA
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