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Author: Enda Curran Source: Bloomberg Date: May 23, 2020 The IMF calls it the Great Lockdown. Morgan Stanley says it’s the Great Covid-19 Recession, or GCR for short. Ed Yardeni, who coined the term “bond vigilantes” back in the 1980s, has named this the Great Virus Crisis. There’s even a suggestion to call it a Pandession. As...

Author: Mark Lilla Source: The New York Times Date: May 22, 2020 Stop asking pundits to predict the future after the coronavirus. It doesn’t exist. The best prophet, Thomas Hobbes once wrote, is the best guesser. That would seem to be the last word on our capacity to predict the future: We can’t. But it is a truth humans have never...

Author: Rich Miller Source: Bloomberg Companies, consumers to build buffers for just-in-case economy Coronavirus crisis will leave economy with long-run scars Get ready for the New Normal 2.0 -- or, more appropriately, 2-point awful. The U.S. economy post-Covid-19 will look a lot like the one that struggled to recover from the 2008-09 financial...

Author: Mark Weisbrot Source: The New York Times Date: May 19, 2020 Governments won’t be able to contain the pandemic if they are forced to use scarce foreign currency to make unsustainable debt payments. Argentina is currently engaged in intense negotiations with its creditors over at least $65 billion in government debt. The most important...

Author: SUE SURKES Source: The Times of Israel Date: 7 May 2020 Financial assistance equivalent to 5.5% of GDP puts country way behind nations with similar economies, study finds The government’s coronavirus aid package is around half the size of that being offered by other developed countries with similar economic characteristics, according...

Author: RYAN HEATH Source: POLITICO Date: 05/15/2020 The fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva is urging governments to spend more and guarantee salaries. The head of the International Monetary Fund predicts it could take until 2023 for the global economy to return to its pre-coronavirus levels. “The most severe shock has already...

Author: Spencer Bokat-Lindell Source: The New York Times Date: May 21, 2020 Paul Krugman thinks it could be quick. But he also thinks Paul Krugman could be wrong.` This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. An additional 2.4 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment last week,...

Author: Finbarr Bermingham Source: Date: 20 May, 2020 Coronavirus: WTO warns global trade on the brink as pandemic wreaks havoc on supply chains The World Trade Organisation’s leading trade index showed that global trade faced unparalleled challenges in the first quarter thanks to the coronavirus pandemic Beijing is braced for a demand shock...

Author: Felix Richter Source: Statista Date: May 22, 2020 Global Tourism to Suffer Crushing Blow in 2020 While few industries have been spared by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, even fewer have been hit harder than the tourism sector. And while it is impossible to gauge the full extent of disruption brought on by COVID-19, the World Tourism...

Author: Roger Cohen Source: The New York Times Date: May 22, 2020 Better to love your country with a broken heart than love it blind. “The nation-state alone does not have a future,” Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said this week. It was a direct challenge to President Trump’s “America First,” the slogan whose...

Author: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Source: Inter Press Services (IPS) Date: May 19, 2020 Economic growth is supposed to be the tide that lifts all boats. According to the conventional wisdom until recently, growth in China, India and East Asian countries took off thanks to opening up to international trade and investment. Such growth is said to have greatly...

Author: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury Source: Inter Press Service (IPS) Date: 9 May 2020 SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 05 (IPS) - Like much of the West, Argentina did not take many early precautionary actions after the Covid-19 epidemic was confirmed in January, but became the first Latin American country to act decisively with a 12 March public...