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In the month of May, the economic growth of the first quarter of 2021 was known, surprising with levels close to the GDP of the end of 2019. However, the different negative events that occurred throughout the month require quick solutions to avoid disrupting the dynamism and recovery of the beginning of the year.
The latest political discussions within and outside of the Congress have placed the tax reform in uncertainty. It is necessary to reach agreements and quickly approve the best version of the reform in order to avoid negative effects on the economic recovery process along with investment and consumption decisions.
This brief analyzes the impact of the 2020 CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program on short and long term regional labor markets and compares these results to the government consensus and the effects of concurrent Covid-19 recovery programs.
After weeks of waiting, the Government's tax and social reform proposal is now published. The proposal seeks to stabilize the public debt and presents several issues to improve the tax system and social spending, while some issues should be discussed deeply and free of passionate feelings.
The annual “two-sessions” of China, namely the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), commenced in Beijing on March 4th 2021 and will be last for around one week, which are always the top priority in China’s political agenda every year.
On December 30, the EU and China reached an agreement to expand mutual investment opportunities, pending approval by the European Parliament in the second half of 2021.
December 31, 2020
China | EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: a game-changer to superpower game
EU and China announced the accomplishment of a long-awaited EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (EU-China CAI) on December 30 2020, in a move to open up more investment opportunities between the two economies.
As we predicted, Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Gains among non-college educated white men edged Biden to victory in swing states despite a lower margin of victory among non-whites.