Day: March 2, 2021

Emerging Markets

MACRO: Policy responses to Covid-19

Below is our weekly summary table on the health and economic policies that selected governments around the world are implementing to counter the fallout from Covid-19. The updated table includes information about each country’s vaccination strategy. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail.… Read the rest

Germany

GERMANY: Regional elections will heat up Merkel succession race

Ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 3 March meeting with the 16 regional state leaders, lockdown fatigue and popular disgruntlement are growing, given the vaccine fiasco. Coordination problems are being exacerbated by two key regional state elections looming on 14 March. In the run-up to these votes, the Social Democrats (SPD) have unveiled their draft manifesto for the September Bundestag elections.… Read the rest

Politics

ECUADOR: Electoral tussle drags on as IMF deal frays

Officially, Andres Arauz of the leftist Union for Hope (UNES) coalition – whose leader in the shadows is former president Rafael Correa (2007-2017) – and Guillermo Lasso of the center-right Creating Opportunities (CREO) party will contest a run-off presidential vote on 11 April.… Read the rest