Policy makers across the world are moving quickly to provide financial support to their economies, which are, in all likelihood, in deep recession. Given the unprecedented economic uncertainty associated with Covid-19, the depth and breadth of the downturn is hard to quantify. However, the global economic recession is unlikely to be short-lived.
Investment management giant Pimco identifies seven major macro themes for the global economy in 2020, and projects the slowdown in the eurozone to continue at the same time as Greece expects to start a period of robust growth. While the prospect of a global recession has eased for now, when it does come it may be more difficult to tackle, Pimco argues in a report shared with Kathimerini.
The first signs that the Greek property boom may have peaked have started to emerge, mainly in areas where rates have soared over the last 18 months.
For now property ad website Spitogatos is reporting a slowdown in price growth, but property market professionals say it is likely the pace of price expansion will gradually stabilize, depending on conditions.
Trade wars around the world have a strong negative impact on global economic growth. The International Monetary Fund has warned about this.
The Executive Director of the Fund Kristalina Georgieva commented that global losses could total $ 700 billion by 2020, or about 0.8% of GDP. For comparison, this is the approximate annual GDP of Switzerland.