Webinar: Coronavirus outbreak – economic and business implications

 A novel coronavirus originating in the central city of Wuhan has spread to the extent that it will already have had a negative impact on China’s economy. Assessing its eventual impact is challenging at this stage, but The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that the virus could reduce real GDP growth in 2020 by 0.5‑1.5 percentage points against our baseline forecast of 5.9%.

We recognise that this crisis has significant implications for the business environment in China and beyond. We also know that at times like this, calm, cogent and objective analysis is crucial.

On February 3rd, Andrew Staples, Global Editorial Director of The Economist Corporate Network hosted an exclusive webinar to discuss The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest analysis of the situation. Andrew was joined by Imogen Page-Jarrett, Research Analyst for The EIU’s Access China service, who was able to share valuable insights on some key areas of concern for business leaders, including:

  • The current and unfolding situation
  • Impact on key sectors
  • Implications for the Chinese economy and business environment
  • Key issues for business continuity and strategy
  • Messaging with ex-China head offices

To watch the webinar presentation, please click here.

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