Saturday July 4, 2020

Vincent Boland: The big rebound has created an even bigger disconnect

The world economy is staring down the barrel, yet the markets have sprung back spectacularly. So what is going on?

17th May, 2020
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Traders work on the floor at the opening bell of the Dow Industrial Average and the New York Stock Exchange. Picture: Getty

Are you a V person, or a U person? Or perhaps L is more your thing? As some countries reopen parts of their economies after an enforced quarantine, the question is emerging: what sort of economic recovery will ensue?

Some predict that it will be V-shaped, a quick rebound as economies pick up where they left off. Others suggest something shaped more like a U, a short recession followed by a sharp rebound. Still others...

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