A couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFPA couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFP
A couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Has the coronavirus-hit global economy seen the worst of the crisis? It’s too early to tell

  • While the stock market and business surveys point to a rebound, the improvement in economic data is rooted in the steep contractions in output earlier this year
  • Markets seems to be conflating the stronger-than-expected rebound with a smooth recovery

A couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFPA couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFP
A couple enjoy drinks at a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26. Patrons flocked to restaurants and entertainment venues after the state eased restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, but Florida is now seeing a surge in case numbers. Photo: AFP
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