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Progress with the vaccination campaign in the United States has sparked a sharp rebound in jobs and spending. Initial jobless claims fell by 193,000 to 576,000 in the week ending April 10, a pandemic era low. Retail sales surged by a seasonally adjusted 9.8% in March compared with the previous month, the second biggest increase on record and blowing past economists’ forecasts for a 5.9% rebound.
16/04/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
16/04/2021 - 8:23am View from India
The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecasts for the global economy compared to its projections in January but warned that economic recoveries are diverging dangerously within and between countries. The new global forecasts are growth of 6% and 4.4% this year and next.
07/04/2021 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, thinks that global economic growth, especially in emerging markets, depends upon the success of vaccination programmes.
John Schofield, Managing Director at Tempus Investment believes that the markets are becoming more unstable.
RTHK's International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood says that some US corporations are buying into the idea of tax increases to pay for infrastructure.