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Why they call them October surprises, France’s Covid-19 recovery

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Why they call them October surprises, France’s Covid-19 recovery

Monday 12 October 2020    –      Vol.11 Ed.42.1

Commentary: Why they call them October surprises

By Christopher Smart in Boston

Even the steeliest political observers find themselves surprised that they are still surprised by the US presidential campaign: wild debates, uncertain voting logistics and a virus that has at least temporarily sidelined one of the candidates. Yet it’s hard to remember a period when the economic outlook has been so clear. Expect short-term bumps as the election’s October twists continue to amaze and appal. The US looks headed from a sharp rebound to something that will feel like a protracted recession.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: France’s Covid-19 recovery

Wednesday 21 October, 14:00-15:00 BST

Regulators and policy-makers are shifting their focus towards ensuring a stable Covid-19 recovery. Robert Ophèle, president of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers, France’s stock market regulator, discusses the French economy and how to manage a sustainable recovery. He delves into French and European regulation, as well as the impact of Brexit on EU financial services.

Request to attend the meeting.

 

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