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Critical trends and risks in the global economy

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, June 2020

– Contraction in industry and consumption slowed in May and June, the trade slump worsened, and regional recoveries in China and... Europe proceed haltingly, as the COVID-19 pandemic still surges in the Americas, India, and Russia.

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, May 2020

– The European Union, the United States, and China advance extraordinary measures to counter effects of the coronavirus lockdowns;... with the pandemic still spreading, countries weigh risks of reopening.

Economic conditions surveys


The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In North America and developing markets, respondents’ economic outlook is less favorable than in June. Across regions, views are... more uncertain on COVID-19 recovery but more hopeful on company prospects.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– A new survey confirms COVID-19’s historic effects on the economy and on businesses. While executives report new risks to growth,... their overall outlook for the future continues to improve.

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.

In the tunnel: Executive expectations about the shape of the coronavirus crisis

– In this McKinsey survey, more than 2,000 executives around the world share their views on the likely impact of efforts to control... the virus and support economic recovery.

An instant economic crisis: How deep and how long?

– Analysis of a range of economic data tracks the worsening effects of the pandemic in the West—and the cautious reopening of social... and economic life in China.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– As the coronavirus outbreak unfolded at the beginning of March, the survey elicited sobering early appraisals, with expectations... of significant business risks and stifled growth prospects for the months ahead.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents’ views on the world economy and their countries’ conditions turn somewhat brighter. Trade tensions remain the most-cited... threat to global growth, while social unrest climbs on the list of concerns.

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