· South Africa partly lifts lockdown to try to fix battered economy →
But the measures have battered the economy of Africa's most industrialised nation, which was already in recession before the virus, owing mostly to power cuts at its dysfunctional state provider, Eskom.
· London stocks jump as retailers reopen after coronavirus shutdown →
The domestically focussed mid-cap index was also up 1.1 per cent, building on a strong two-month rally that has been powered by hopes the UK economy would rebound from a looming coronavirus-fuelled global recession.
· Portfolio Positioning For A Recovery Scenario →
The value style of investing (which favors stocks with lower price-to-book ratios) was another leader coming out of the early-1980s, 1990s and 2000s recessions, but that wasn't the case following the 2008-2009 recession.
· Thinking Through The Stresses On Emerging Markets →
Unlike the United States, which can practice the demand management described by economist John Maynard Keynes - whereby a government can support demand by fostering full employment equilibrium in the economy - nearly all emerging market countries have a more limited ability to employ this strategy when a recession might require it.
· Japan parliament to debate second extra budget for COVID-19 relief next week →
The move would give Abe ammunition to inject another heavy dose of stimulus to an economy on the brink of deep recession as the pandemic hit global and domestic demand.
· The latest illustrations from artist Simon Letch →
· HYT: Tremendous Short-Term Return Suggests It Is Time To Get Cautious →
My comments here are not to suggest we are going to see a repeat of the previous crisis, nor that America is headed for a deep recession.
· 'I'm worried I'm not going to get a job': meet the corona class of 2020 →
Maisie Marston, 20, will graduate this year into the worst recession in centuries.
· ‘For climate protesters, we are like filth’: the German village where coal is still king →
But a back-to-business decarbonisation backlash is also a risk depending on the depth of the recession.
· The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Dyson →