Emerging Markets: Mexican remittances unexpectedly spiked in March, hitting a record high.
Workers from Mexico living in the US tapped their dollar savings to take advantage of the weak peso during the crisis.
China: Corporate earnings have deteriorated sharply in the first quarter.
Japan: The Bank of Japan is lagging the Fed in terms of total assets, which could weigh on USD/JPY.
Eurozone: Households’ demand for credit tumbled since the start of the pandemic.
United States: How massive will the GDP decline be in the second quarter?
Many economists suggest that “soft” economic data such as the PMI or regional Fed surveys are substantially underestimating the carnage in output. The latest consensus forecast is a contraction of 27.5% (annualized).
Food for Thought: Success rates in vaccine developments:
Edited by Devon Lall
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