Tuesday, 4th October 2022
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As the coronavirus triggers a global economic crisis, just how bad could it get?

The spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the global economy in a staggeringly short space of time. The longer-term impact depends on how quickly the virus can be tackled.

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