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ECONOMY • Today
Coronavirus: UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown
March 31, 2020
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
Economic News
Thai Manufacturing PMI Falls To Record Low
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in Thailand continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a record low manufacturing PMI score of 46.7.
Taiwan Manufacturing Sector Moves Into Expansion
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in Taiwan moved into expansion in March, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.4.
South Korea Manufacturing Sector Contracts Faster In March
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in South Korea continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 44.2.
Philippines Manufacturing PMI Tumbles To 39.7
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in the Philippines continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a record low manufacturing PMI score of 39.7.
Myanmar Manufacturing PMI Falls To Record Low 45.3
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in Myanmar continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a record low manufacturing PMI score of 45.3.
Malaysia Manufacturing Sector Tumbles In March
April 1, 2020
The manufacturing sector in Malaysia continued to contract in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from IHS Markit revealed on Wednesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.4.
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ECONOMY • Analysis
Coronavirus Update: New York’s Emergency Measures, Workers Walk Out
March 31, 2020
New York is gearing for the pandemic peak with unconventional hospital set ups, some delivery and grocery workers are walking out over hazard pay and better safety protection, and fresh economic data show China’s economy is slowly coming back to life. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Economic Analysis

Wrong tools, wrong time: Food export bans in the time of COVID-19
March 30, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, export controls on medical supplies like face shields and surgical gowns are slowing the global response to the growing threat. But now, major cereal exporters like Russia, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam are flirting with export restrictions that threaten to roil...
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Economic Review
Economic Views
Conference Call: President Trump’s Trip to India
February 13, 2020
Speakers discuss what to expect from President Trump’s upcoming trip to India, including the latest on negotiations toward a modest trade deal.
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: Protecting Our Children’s Future
January 24, 2020
Henrietta Fore discusses the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as her priorities and goals for the agency.
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ECONOMY • Outlook
Coronavirus live updates: Global cases over 856,900 death toll tops 42,000
April 1, 2020
Most of the deaths occurred in Europe: 12,428 people have died in Italy, 8,464 in Spain and 3,523 in France.
Coronavirus shock is pushing global growth toward zero, S&P says
March 31, 2020
The firm expects a rebound to 4.9% growth in 2021.
South Africa looks to structural reforms as it loses its last investment-grade credit rating
March 31, 2020
South Africa has lost its last remaining major investment-grade sovereign credit rating, as existing economic weakness is compounded by the potential impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Economic Perspectives
The macroeconomic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis
March 31, 2020
From the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to "coronabonds", the EU seems to be struggling to find an appropriate mechanism to tackle the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is really the best option? And how do we ensure that, once the pandemic is over, we return to sustainable debt levels and competitive economies? This week, Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Lucrezia Reichlin, professor of Economics at the London Business School, Grégory Claeys and Guntram Wolff to discuss the macroeconomic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Economic Climate
ifo Institute: Economic Experts Fear Tariff War Will Shrink World Trade
May 10, 2019
International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.”
Economic Outlook
Maintaining Banking System Safety amid the COVID-19 Crisis
March 31, 2020
This blog is part of a special series on the response to the coronavirus. By Tobias Adrian and Aditya Narain عربي, 中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский Today we face economic upheaval potentially more severe than we witnessed during the global financial crisis. The [...]
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ECONOMY • Opinions
Hungary is no longer a contestable democracy
March 31, 2020
Viktor Orban’s emergency powers to fight coronavirus are a constitutional outrage
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ECONOMY • Insights
Lessons from the Spanish flu: lockdowns save lives and the economy
March 31, 2020
Data from the 1918 pandemic in America suggest that places with the tightest restrictions fared best
Policymakers promise “whatever it takes” to save the global economy
March 30, 2020
For now, markets remain unconvinced
The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land
March 28, 2020
Temperatures stayed roughly the same from November to March
Covid-19 is a short-term boon to streaming services
March 27, 2020
A new study has analysed media consumption in times of crisis
Coronavirus and Leviathan
March 27, 2020
The calamity awaiting poor countries • Spanish sorrows • The implosion of trade • Covid-19 and the climate
Many of Africa’s economies are doing well
March 26, 2020
But there are questions about the best road to long-term growth
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ECONOMY • Forecast
Is the Fed Public or Private?
March 30, 2020
The people who love to weave conspiracy theories about the Fed are twisting the fact that the Fed’s design from the outset was to be a private organization. The banks were the shareholders BECAUSE it was to be a bailout system for them as J.P. Morgan had acted during the Panic of 1907. The banks […]
Economic Projections
Global Economic Projections for 2018-2028 | The Conference Board
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