The Heat: Global economies face challenges as they seek to rebound from pandemic

The Heat

The U.S. economy is now larger than it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but while new numbers show an upturn, it’s slower growth than expected.

Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund warned the global economy risks losing $4.5 trillion from Covid-19 variants spreading through developing countries with low vaccination rates. Correspondent Giles Gibson has a report.

To discuss the global economic challenges: 

  • John Gong is an economics professor at Beijing’s University of International Business and Economics.
  • Rajiv Biswas is Executive Director and a Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Markit, a business consulting firm. 
  • John Quelch is a Vice Provost at the University of Miami and Dean of the Herbert Business School.
  • Ryan Patel is a global business executive and a senior fellow at Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management.

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