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October 2020

October 2020 Latest

The post Covid-19 economic recovery appears a little uneven across the world. Recent US economic data has been very positive, whereas activity in the UK, where Brexit is looming, is not as encouraging.


September 2020

Optimism continued to rise in August amid mounting hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and solid global growth. Throughout the year, countries’ ability to contain the coronavirus has been the dominant driver of their relative economic performance


August 2020

U.S. data suggested that activity improved towards the end of the quarter, as May's strong global growth momentum carried over into June.


July 2020

It was a historic quarter for financial markets. Coming into the quarter, markets had just begun to rebound after the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent government mandated lockdowns...


June 2020

Developed market economies, which came to a sudden stop during the pandemic lockdown period of March and April, entered the recovery phase in May.


May 2020

Early April was marked by a rally in equities and lower market volatility as COVID-19 infection rates peaked. Inspired primarily by the possibility of resumed economic activity, investors drove the MSCI All Country World Index 10.6% higher in April.


April 2020

At the start of 2020, the macroeconomic environment looked primed for a modest acceleration. Private sector business sentiment had improved and developed economies’ labour markets were proving resilient.