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Financial decision-maker sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

By Nikki Chemel, John Euart, Jonathan Gordon, Ajay Gupta, Atakan Hilal, Joshua Hsu, Olivia White

COVID-19 is, first and foremost, a global humanitarian challenge. Thousands of health professionals are heroically battling the virus, putting their own lives at risk. Governments and industry are working together to understand and address the challenge, support victims and their families and communities, and search for treatments and a vaccine.

Solving the humanitarian challenge is, of course, the first priority. Much remains to be done globally to respond and recover, from counting the humanitarian costs of the virus, to supporting the victims and families, to finding a vaccine.

We are tracking financial decision-maker sentiment and behavior across multiple countries to provide facts and insights that will help finance and business leaders navigate throughout the crisis. Please check back regularly for updates.

Updated this week: France, Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, UK, US.

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About the author(s)

Nikki Chemel is an associate, John Euart is an associate, and Jonathan Gordon is a partner, both in McKinsey’s New York office. Ajay Gupta is a senior expert in the Atlanta office, Atakan Hilal is a partner in the Istanbul office, Joshua Hsu is a consultant in the Cleveland office, and Olivia White is a partner in the San Francisco office.