Markets have recovered from the pandemic-induced crash of last March although the public health crisis remains in place. What is the economic and market forecast for 2H2021 and what should investors look out for?

Slightly more than a year ago, stock markets crashed as the world grappled with its first pandemic of global proportions.

Covid-19, which is believed to have originated from China in late 2019, had quickly spread to the rest of Asia Pacific in January 2020. By February that year, the coronavirus had entered Europe, North America, South America and other parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, Covid-19 was declared pandemic status by the World Health Organization.

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