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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.

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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