Since first detected in January 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing global response have dictated economic activity and markets way forward. Markets initially headed significantly lower as the economic landscape, following the imposition of movement restrictions, deteriorated. However, a concerted effort by both Central banks and governments led to what we are witnessing today – a robust economic recovery and upward trajectory in financial markets.   From an economic viewpoint, the path towards a full recovery, proved bumpier than previously anticipated. A vaccination drive taking long to pick-up speed along with a more severe wave of infections, lessened the pace of the recovery. The outlook, albeit currently faced with a slowdown in growth and a rapid increase in infections, seems benevolent. Click here to access the report.