British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPABritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPA
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPA
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Coronavirus crisis: what Boris Johnson can teach Donald Trump about calming investors’ nerves

  • Unlike in 2008, this year’s turmoil is not rooted in the banking sector and sentiment is less bearish, but the current threat is harder for policymakers to counter
  • Like the UK, the US must act decisively with both a monetary and fiscal package

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPABritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPA
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes US President Donald Trump, before the start of a round table meeting during the annual Nato Leaders Summit in Waterford, England, on December 4, 2019. Photo: DPA
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