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Critical trends and risks in the global economy

Featured executive summaries

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, October 2020

– Economic recovery is sustained by manufacturing, trade, and the consumer sector; public health has been restored in China while European countries impose new restrictions amid rising COVID-19 levels.
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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, September 2020

– As China returns to near-normal activity, many economies experience an industrial revival led by manufacturing and trade; the public-health crisis remains an impediment to faster growth.
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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, July 2020

– Deep second-quarter contractions were measured in the United States and the eurozone. Economic indicators improved in June and July, but disparities in controlling the novel coronavirus suggest diverging recovery paths.
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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.

Economic conditions surveys

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives are more hopeful about the economy—and their own companies’ performance—than they have been since... the COVID-19 crisis began. Yet, operational and employment challenges remain.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Since September, executives have maintained more positive than negative outlooks for the world economy, national economies, and... their own companies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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