US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP
US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

US unrest threatens to derail the post-lockdown recovery and catch markets flat-footed

  • The protests are being exacerbated by a spreading epidemic and the worst recession since the 1930s
  • Leaving aside the frightening prospect of a military crackdown, the unrest is putting pressure on the shaky foundations of the equity rally

US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP
US Park Police push back protesters near the White House on June 1 as demonstrations against George Floyd's death continue. Photo: AFP
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.