Global Economic Forecasts: Q1 2020


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Our global GDP growth forecast has remained stable since Q4 2019 at around 3% in 2020, improving slightly to 3.2% growth in 2021. This reflects offsetting effects of improvements in the US and Japan outlooks, countered by a worsening outlook for the Eurozone and India.

Coronavirus impact on Chinese Markets

Coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on consumer markets in China and Hong Kong. This has placed a tremendous burden on the infrastructure of e-commerce retailers as consumers look to purchase necessary goods from their home and remain dependent on their country’s delivery infrastructure and supply chains.