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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

COVID—19’s next target: fragile states and emerging markets

Developed countries – even as they act to save themselves – must shift far greater public health and economic attention to fragile states and emerging markets, where the hit from the virus is likely to be far more devastating, destabilizing, and enduring.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

US coronavirus stimulus package offers some relief, but economic pain will remain

US lawmakers are near final passage of an unprecedented stimulus package to help the US economy weather the storm of the coronavirus crisis, but that does not mean that all of the economic damage can be prevented. Jason Furman said he was “impressed by how much Washington has done, how quickly it has done it, how comprehensively it has done it,” but added that he is “worried that all of that won’t be enough for…an economy that is shutting down in such an unprecedented way.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Making the most of Prosper Africa: Leveraging US competitiveness in African markets

Global powers are jockeying for access to opportunities in African markets. In this environment, how can the United States ensure US commercial success in Africa?

Report by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Economy & Business

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus could bring the United States’ East Asian allies closer to Beijing

Amid the continued coronavirus crisis in the US and Europe, companies that were trying to reduce their heavy reliance on China cannot help but reverse their moves to keep their supply chains open and operating.

New Atlanticist by Miyeon Oh

China International Markets

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

What the G20 needs to do to combat the global coronavirus economic crisis

The stakes for the upcoming G20 virtual summit are quite high. Either it succeeds in presenting a plausible global approach to deal with the pandemic and its impact, thus stabilizing public confidence and financial markets, or it can leave the world rudderless in the storm.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The global economic policy response to coronavirus takes shape

Governments and central banks globally have been engaged in an initial round of measures to blunt the anticipated economic impact of the spread of the virus, including making funds available, lowering key interest rates, intervening in funding markets, and supporting emergency lending.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

International Financial Institutions International Markets

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

How the coronavirus will impact Panama’s economy

Panama's economy—currently precarious and stagnant—depends on infrastructure megaprojects, international trade, and financial services, making it especially vulnerable to external changes like coronavirus.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Coronavirus International Markets

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

How coronavirus is shaking the global economy

COVID-19’s deadly spread delivers a trifecta economic shock: there is a collapse of aggregate demand through severely reduced consumption, a shock to global business through supply chain interruptions and bankruptcies, and resulting financial market gyrations.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus International Markets

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

The coronavirus recession deepens financial market turmoil

On balance, the global market turmoil—even in the face of central bank easing —shows the limits of monetary policy . It also suggests that investor confidence won’t be restored until there are clear signs of the COVID-19 pandemic peaking outside of China and that major governments can implement appropriately sized and well targeted fiscal stimulation programs to support the economy—particularly those most impacted by the pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus Financial Regulation

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Ukraine needs IMF support not political purges

President Zelenskyy's sudden purge of his reformist cabinet has shaken confidence in the Ukrainian economy at a time when global markets are facing a mounting coronavirus crisis - could an IMF deal be the solution?

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions