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What impact will the pandemic have on growth and inflation?

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What impact will the pandemic have on growth and inflation?

Friday 26 November 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.47.5

Commentary: US set for new growth dynamic after Covid-19

By Michael Herzum, Sandra Ebner and Sven Schömer

Covid-19 will lead to a new growth dynamic. Why? Because the supply side is set to be boosted by the acceleration of technological progress while the demand side will benefit from an increase in state economic activity. However, it will also change international economic relations. The key questions are around what impact these circumstances will have on growth and interest rates and what will happen with inflation given these conditions.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Report: Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2021

As the global economy struggles to recover from the worst health crisis in a century, African economies face the twin challenges of reinvigorating financial markets while strengthening market infrastructure through technological innovation and investment-enabling policies. This year’s index introduces new indicators that acknowledge the role of sustainable finance in expanding capital markets and achieving broader socio-economic goals. The report highlights countries’ efforts to upgrade market infrastructure and regulatory support for the development of technology based tools.

Download the report here.

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