Just as some patients recovering from COVID-19 suffer long-lasting symptoms, it’s becoming clear that the same will be true for the global economy.
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It could take years for swaths of the world to join the U.S. and China in fully recovering from the pandemic.
In 2020, cheap money, gushing in from the world’s major central banks, inflated assets and reshaped how we save, invest and spend.
China’s enhanced role in a post-pandemic world increases the urgency of debate among the rest of the world about how to engage with Beijing.
Some factories complain they can’t consider new orders until the clogged pipeline clears.
People’s Bank of China Gov. Yi Gang has vowed to normalize policy, widening a divergence with other large economies in ways that will shape global capital and trade flows.
Economists say it wouldn’t take much for the U.S., euro area and Japan to each contract again either this quarter or next.
For global investors, the episode is likely to reinforce the notion that the Communist Party calls all the shots when it comes to major business decisions.
The country’s 14th five-year plan is expected to center around technological innovation, economic self reliance and a cleaner environment.
The Asia-Pacific region has been hit hard by a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.