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COVID-19: Economic markets remain unstable

(REUTERS/Issei Kato)

The Global Outlook

China & Northern Asia

The United States


The Middle East and North Africa

Government Assistance

Key Indicators

  • The spread, speed and severity of the outbreak and how it’s contained on a local, national, regional and global level. This includes real time data and comparing country to country to understand response efforts, what works and what doesn’t
  • Stock Market sentiment. While there are likely to be highly volatile fluctuations on a day to day basis, the overall market trend and sentiment are key.
  • Public sentiment is also key to understanding consumer and retail spending and unemployment factors.
  • A re-emergence of the virus in locations previously in decline. This may indicate a longer crisis or may demonstrate ineffective containment measures, both of which will have economic impact.
  • Outbreaks in Latin America and Africa as well as South Asia where health care systems are not as advanced and have increased capability
  • Government policy and response to support the population, their incomes and their businesses.
  • The tourism and transport sectors and how quickly globalised movement can resume to enable both people, good and freight can resume movement.



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Tom Warneke

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