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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill. Many countries have placed all but the most essential businesses into lockdown, and many predict a deep global recession. In response, governments are directly supporting key industries and intervening in financial markets to keep their economies afloat. See how those responses compare on the key issues of financial markets and monetary policy, industry interventions and business support.

Business support

How governments are supporting businesses


Industry interventions

How governments are supporting specific industries and sectors

Financial markets and monetary policy

How governments are intervening to stabilise and stimulate the economy and financial markets


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