The first half of 2020 has perhaps been the most chaotic time for the global economy for the past three decades, with significant unknowns eating away at investor confidence. As scientists struggle to develop a vaccine to bring the world out of the damaging Covid-19 pandemic, the world shakes in fear as US-China ties grow ever more acrimonious. The international community still struggles with the long-term threat of climate change and unsustainability. 

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