How is the Coronavirus affecting the global economy?

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major adverse shock to both the supply side and the demand side of the economy. The supply side and demand side shock will cause a downward shift ...

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Central Banks respond to the economic risks caused by the spread of the Coronavirus

Following the spread of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, risky asset and commodity prices have fallen sharply, and government bond yields reached all-time lows. The Bank of England voted unanimously to reduce the Bank Rate by 50 ...

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Economic implications of the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, major economies are experiencing mounting pressure as consumer spending, production and investment are drastically cut. Subsequently many companies and governments are therefore facing urgent economic ...

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Beyond 2020: Business Priorities for the next decade

The focus of the BCC Annual Conference on the 5 March 2020 in London was placed on the key issues facing Britain’s community. Adam Marshall, Director General for the British Chambers of Commerce, states that ...

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Towards a modest economic recovery in 2020 as uncertainties go down

Financial Forecast with Christian Keller, Managing Director and Head of Economics Research, at Barclays. The global economy is in a slowdown. Barclays global growth forecast projects real GDP will rise from an estimated 3.1 percent in ...

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vision for a new partnership with the EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU, stating that he wants a comprehensive trade agreement. The PM has suggested that he wishes to see a trade ...

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A moment of opportunity

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and an important moment in time where many elements will remain uncertain. Europe now has a “moment of opportunity” to tackle global challenges, as Chrisitne Lagarde expressed ...

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Boris Johnson and the Conservatives wins a decisive majority

The Conservatives, led by Boris Johnson won a resounding mandate to 'get Brexit done' in the British general election 2019. As Labour strongholds fell to the Conservatives Boris Johnson now holds a large majority in ...

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Brexit uncertainty persists

The uncertainties around Brexit persist, after the parliament rejected Boris Johnson's accelerated timeline for Brexit, he has now pushed for an early general election in December. In order to avoid chaos and an atmosphere of ...

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Swedish EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström gives a speech on the ‘Truths about Trade’

In a world of constant and instant communication it can be difficult to hold on to truths and facts. In her speech Cecilia Malmström highlights the many ways in which free trade can have a ...

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