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50 Nations Promised Cash to Fight COVID-19

50 nations promised cash to fight Covid-19, but few, like India and Bangladesh, are doing it right. India’s trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and mobile communications — or JAM — can work wonders if it is used extensively to reform citizen–state engagement.

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Nepal’s Remittance-Dependent Economy Braces for Upheaval Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The government’s decision to stop issuing permits to migrant workers will have significant consequences for the country, where economic activities are driven by remittances, experts say.

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COVID-19: Indian Oil Customers Can Now Use Paytm to Pay for LPG Cylinders and at Petrol Pumps

Paytm, India’s largest digital payments and financial services company has entered into a strategic partnership with Indian Oil Corporation Limited to enable digital transactions across its fueling stations as well as LPG cylinder delivery ecosystem.

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Coronavirus Could Wipe Out $3 Billion From Bangladesh Economy

According to the Asian Development Bank, the financial fallout from the ongoing coronavirus epidemic could potentially shrink Bangladesh's gross domestic product by as much as 1.1 percent or $3.02 billion.

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FINCA Pakistan Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

FINCA Pakistan is one of the first financial institutions to implement a Work From Home (WFH) plan to ensure the safety of its employees and their well-being while re-assessing the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure its patrons have access to financial services during the pandemic.