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Coronavirus poses tough challenge for economic policymakers

The fast-moving coronavirus isn’t just confounding health officials. It’s also bedevilling policymakers and central bankers who are struggling to assess the economic damage from an outbreak that’s reached 37 countries and territories, infected 80,000 people and killed 2,700 worldwide. They don’t know where or how fast the virus will spread. They can’t draw on clear […]

Rewind to 2017. It was a very unusual year, with global growth receiving a boost from a combination of ultra-supportive financial conditions, a temporary boom in the global trade cycle and the absence of any adverse political or financial shocks, said Darren Williams, senior vice-president and director of global economic research at AllianceBernstein, speaking at […]

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On Thursday November 8, the European Commission published its 2018 Autumn Economic forecast, predicting that in 2019 Italy’s deficit will increase to 2.9 per cent of GDP and in 2020 it is projected to reach 3.1 per cent of GDP. This would put Italy offside with EU Stability and Growth Pact’s deficit limit of three […]

Italian ‘Defense Fund’ Launching

20 billion euro contribution will also draw from state pensions.

  • April 12, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:08