Sibylline Insight Series

Coronavirus outbreak to continue to have significant impact on economic activity globally

February 6, 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has proven to be extremely disruptive in China and internationally as authorities struggle to contain the spread of the infection. As governments respond with widespread travel restrictions, and production chains are interrupted, economic growth in China is likely to be significantly impacted. With China's importance to the global economy at an all-time high, the knock-on impact will be amplified.

Key Points

  • What are the prospects for the continued spread of the coronavirus
  • How have the authorities responded to the outbreak
  • What will be the impact on firms


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