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Investment Week's acting news editor Mike Sheen
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Investment Week's acting news editor Mike Sheen

Taking a brief look at global equity markets, particularly those in the US, there is little evidence the world is still in the grips of a pandemic and staring down the barrel of the deepest recession in recent history.

Since mid-March lows, equity markets have for the most part soared, having been buoyed by unprecedented fiscal and monetary spending by governments and central banks around the world in an effort to prevent...

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