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Corona Update Outbreak

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Investment implications

SUMMARY

This report examines the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak across the globe. 

The coronavirus pandemic is going to hit hard most economies which are expected to enter into a deep recession, the study foresees. The response from financial markets has come with a huge drop in equities and an increase in credit spreads. Central banks are cutting interest rates and injecting liquidity as a consequence of the corona outbreak. Governments have launched unprecedented measures to support businesses and consumers till the economy becomes more stable and the coronavirus is contained. The aim of policymakers, the paper explains, is also to keep the financial system going and avoid a financial crisis.

The study analyzes the challenges that the Covid-19 crisis implies. Firstly, that the coronavirus wil not be contained within a short time frame and the Covid-19 crisis lasts longer than expected and so will business disruption. The second point refers to a prolonged instability of the financial markets and the banking sector which will lead to bankruptcies and high unemployment. Fiscal pressure is also an issue for highly indebted countries that are deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which is the case of Italy, for instance.

 

 

OUTLINE

Introduction

Economic impact

Response from policymakers

Challenges

Appendix

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
Corona Update Outbreak
Sub-Title
Investment implications
Region
Global
Published
March 18, 2020
Publisher
Mercer
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
6
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
1
Topics
business-and-corona
Tags
banking, consumer needs, corona, coronavirus, Covid-19, financial crisis, financial system, global, Mercer, small business
Methodology
Not available.

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