Pandemic may push 130M people to extreme poverty
THE coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is projected to remove four years of growth from the global economy — or almost $8.5 trillion in total output — according to a new United Nations (UN) study.
A 3.2% reduction in global GDP is forecast this year, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects report released on Wednesday. The projections follow the IMF World Economic Outlook report in April, which anticipated a 3% decline this year.
On Tuesday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that the economic forecasts may be further downgraded next month based on weak data since the mid-April IMF report. READ MORE
Asian stocks set to rise on optimism of post-lockdown recovery, stimulus
Asian stocks were set to rise on Friday amid investor optimism about the re-opening of the U.S. economy from coronavirus lockdowns and possibly more stimulus that could fuel a recovery. READ MORE
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- There are many more bad news ahead & as a trader we should start moving to defensive position and not over-exposed our investments
- Stay back and watch what happens in the next few weeks
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