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By in Economy on August 18, 2020
ECONOMY • Outlook
'Long Covid': These 5 factors make it more likely you'll suffer long-term from coronavirus
October 21, 2020
A new study has identified the main factors that make it more likely that patients will suffer long term from the coronavirus.
European markets retreat, failing to capture U.S. stimulus optimism
October 21, 2020
European stocks slid lower on Wednesday morning as renewed optimism for the prospects of stimulus talks in the U.S. failed to materially boost sentiment.
Tighter coronavirus restrictions, not U.S. elections, are the 'biggest near term risk': UBS
October 21, 2020
"Forget about the U.S. elections or fiscal stimulus — restrictions creeping higher is the single biggest near term risk to the outlook," Arend Kapteyn of UBS wrote in a note.
A 'blue wave' in U.S. elections could bring forward Fed rate hikes, says Morgan Stanley
October 21, 2020
The first rate hike by the Federal Reserve could be brought forward from around 2024-2025 to 2023-2024, said Jim Caron, a fixed income portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
Economic Perspectives
The pandemic will structurally change the global economy more than we think
October 20, 2020
It is time to rethink many of the basic principles of our economic model to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Economic growth and income distribution implications of public spending and tax decisions
October 19, 2020
European Union countries can reduce inequality of opportunity through public spending and tax decisions. Broadly, the most effective approach includes progressive taxes and inheritance taxes, spending on education, health and public infrastructure, and better government effectiveness. Better fiscal rules and institutions also increase resilience against crises.
Economic Outlook
A Leap Forward on Cross-Border Payments
October 19, 2020
By Tobias Adrian and Kristalina Georgieva عربي, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский  When paying for coffee, we swipe, tap, wave, and soon may wink—a quick and painless exchange of coffee for money. But when paying for imports or sending remittances, we often fill-out forms, wait for days, and pay—too much. Progress to improve cross-border payments has been [...]
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