Live and (don't) let die: The impact of Covid-19 and public support on French firms

Within the framework of the Coeuré Committee, the French Treasury has developed a microsimulation tool which allows to estimate the impact of the crisis, and of public measures taken in response, on the financial health of French firms. Results show that firms’ financial health has deteriorated in 2020 compared to a year without crisis, but that public support – mostly the short-time work scheme a... Lire la suite


Southern Africa Economic Dashboard

A recovery in regional economic growth unevenly distributed among the countries of the region The latest IMF data released in April 2018 (World Economic Outlook, April 2018) confirms an increase in sub-Saharan Africa economic growth from 0.7% in 2016 to 1.4% last year, which is higher (by 0.1 percentage point) to last October's forecast, and expect an upward trend with + 1.9% in 2018. Nevertheles... Lire la suite