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Macro Flash: China CPI and PPI for March 2021

China’s Consumer prices in March 2021 increased by 0.4% year-on-year and decreased by 0.5% month-on-month. China’s Ex-factory prices of industrial producers in March 2021 increased by 4.4% year-on-year and 1.6% month-on-month.

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Coronavirus: an update with facts, figures and a few questions

The new coronavirus – COVID-19 or MERS-COV 2 – crossed the 10 million mark of reported cases and inflicted half a million deaths. Although many countries have managed to contain the spread of the pandemic, the number of reported cases and deaths continues to increase. the worst is yet to come, according to remarks made on June 29 by the WHO Director-General. How have different countries across the world dealt with the pandemic so far ? What is the effect of lockdowns on deaths from the COVID-19? Is there a risk of a second wave of the pandemic after the end of the lockdowns and the easing of social distancing measures?