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When $8 Trillion in Global Fiscal Stimulus Still Isn’t Enough

  • Unevenness in government aid worsens inequality across nations
  • Significant amount of global stimulus includes bank guarantees
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EU Eyes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Recovery Plan

As governments dedicate more than $8 trillion to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a further widening in the gap between rich and poor countries threatens to exacerbate the global economy’s pain.

Wealthy nations have delved deep to cushion the blow. For instance, Germany and Italy have each allocated more than 30% of gross domestic product to direct spending, bank guarantees, and loan and equity injections, for a combined $1.84 trillion in aid, figures from the International Monetary Fund show.