People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA
People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA
Tai Hui
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Tai Hui

Coronavirus lockdowns are lifting and economies are reopening, but the hard work of recovery has only just begun

  • Governments across the world are cautiously allowing businesses to reopen and removing pandemic restrictions in steps
  • The second stage of recovery will be more difficult and may have to contend with some lingering economic damage amid US-China tensions

People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA
People dance to music at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 2. France has started a gradual lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in an effort to restart its economy and help people get back to their daily routines. Photo: EPA
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Tai Hui

Tai Hui

Tai Hui is chief market strategist for the Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management. Based in Hong Kong, he formulates and disseminates the company's view on the market, economy and investing to financial advisers and investors in Asia. He regularly appears on international and local financial media, including as a guest host on CNBC Asia, as well as Bloomberg TV and Reuters TV.