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25 Jun 2020  |  North America
COVID-19 Containment Measures to Weaken Economic Activities
The outlook for the Central America and Caribbean economies is expected to stay bleak in 2020, registering technical recession in Q2–Q3 of 2020 and a full year recession for 2021. Local and global containment measures, along with the economies’ large dependence on tourism and remittances particularly coming from the United States, have led to a...
22 Apr 2020  |  Asia Pacific
COVID-19 Outbreak to Weigh Severely on Demand
Economies in Asia-Pacific are likely to experience sluggish growth in 2020 on account of the unexpected ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak. Regional growth is likely to remain stunted in H1 2020 due to the outbreak, but expected to pick up in H2 2020 as the lockdowns and travel bans are expected to be lifted. Key economies like Australia and ...
06 Apr 2020  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Vehicle Electrification Readiness Assessment
India is at the crossroads where the economy is seeing a strong push not only from policy makers towards electric mobility, but also from electric vehicle manufacturers for increasing the adoption of energy-efficient vehicles. Frost & Sullivan’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Index examines 40 key Tier I and Tier II Indian cities, based on their read...
30 Jan 2020  |  North America
Regional Activity Modestly Picking Up; GDP Growth to Remain Moderate
The Americas are expected to record tepid growth in 2020, higher than that of 2019. Advanced economies such as the US and Canada are likely to witness an economic rebound in 2020. Other smaller economies like Panama and Chile are poised to grow as well. However, Argentina’s growth is likely to remain contracted on account of currency deterioratio...
17 Jan 2020  |  Europe
Subdued Global Demand and Political Uncertainty Disourage Business Confidence
The economic outlook for Western Europe is expected to stay muted in 2020. The US-China trade wars, global economic slowdown, and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit have softened external demand, affecting export-based economies such as Germany. While unemployment rates have been low and stable across most of Western Europe, job growth has plateaue...