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IMF signals further economic contraction, warns of unprecedented crisis

Even with lockdowns being partially eased, IMF warned that there could be an even worse decline. 

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On Tuesday, International Monetary Fund noted that the world economy is heading towards a more significant contraction than what had previously been estimated in April. It did so, noting that the ongoing crisis is nothing like the world has ever seen before. 

Just a few months ago in April, during the period that European countries were having their first weeks of lockdown, the IMF had forecasted a contraction by 3% in 2020, regarding it as the worst financial crisis since 1930’s Great Depression. Even with lockdowns being partially eased and a number of global economies beginning to reopen, they warned that there could be an even worse decline. 

Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s chief economist, in a blog post detailed that “For the first time since the Great Depression, both advanced and emerging market economies will be in recession in 2020. The forthcoming June World Economic Outlook Update is likely to show negative growth rates even worse than previously estimated.”  

Today, the total number of confirmed infections have surpassed 8 million across the world with the highest cases coming from the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and the U.K. according to Johns Hopkins University data. Needless to say, the process of lifting lockdowns has been sluggish. 

The worst hit sectors have been service-based. On the flip side, the manufacturing industry hasn’t suffered as many hits – a change from previous crises where constrained investment hit the manufacturing space the hardest 

To mitigate the impending crisis quicker, Gopinath said, “It is possible that with pent-up consumer demand there will be a quicker rebound, unlike after previous crises.” 

“With few exceptions, the rise in sovereign spreads and the depreciation of emerging market currencies are smaller than what we saw during the global financial crisis. This is notable considering the larger scale of the shock to emerging markets during the Great Lockdown,” he added. 

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Trump to return to social media with his own platform in 2 months

Over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, others, Donald Trump is working on making a return.

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Former US President, Donald Trump, will be back on social media in the near future, over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others.

This follows plans by the former President to launch his own social media platform within the next 2 or 3 months.

This disclosure was made by Trump’s Senior Adviser, Jason Miller, on Sunday, March 22, 2021, during a chat with Fox News’ #MediaBuzz.

READ: President Biden revokes Trump’s ban for green card applicants in US

What Donald Trump’s Senior Adviser is saying

Jason Miller, who was a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the media network that the former President would soon get back to social media space with a new platform of his own that would completely redefine the game.

Miller, while talking to Fox News, said, “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform. And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media; it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”

Although he did not provide more in terms of details, Miller revealed that Trump had been having high-powered meetings at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, with various teams regarding the venture, and that numerous companies had approached Trump.

Miller said the new platform was going to be big, while also predicting that Trump would draw tens of millions of people.

In case you missed it

  • It can be recalled that former President Trump was banned from Twitter after the January 6, attack on the Capitol by his supporters. He was accused of inciting his supporters after he rejected the US Presidential election result which he claimed was a fraud.
  • Twitter last week said it would seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing its policy and considering whether leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

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Tesla investor sues Elon Musk for causing problems with his tweets

An investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the company’s founder, Elon Musk over alleged erratic tweets.

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Tesla Investor Sues Elon Musk for Causing Problems with His Tweets

Elon Musk, the controversial multi-billionaire is being sued by an investor in his company. Musk is being accused by the investor of unsettling the markets and exposing his investors to high risk with his “erratic tweets”.

Chase Garrity an investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the founder of the company for his erratic Twitter messaging which according to him, has exposed the company to high legal risks and billions in price losses.

The 105-page lawsuit was published in the US court of Delaware and it accuses Musk of violating the settlement negotiated with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018.

READ: Battle of Titans: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos share world’s richest title

The lawsuit also includes the entire Tesla board and its supervisory body for not calling Musk to order.

In May 2020 Musk caused a 14 billion dollar loss in market value on a single trading day with a series of unguarded tweets. He tweeted about Tesla’s market value being too high and how he was going to dispose of all physical assets.

The lawsuit stated that any further unbridled tweet from Musk would have dire consequences for Tesla’s future funding opportunities.

READ: Elon Musk gains $25 billion in a day, as Tesla surges by 20%

What you should know 

  • Remember Nairametrics posted a story on how Musk tweets once again caused a serious ripple effect in the crypto world. His tweet helped Bitcoin gain $6000. He later invested heavily in Bitcoin.
  • Manager Magazine stated that analysts are not comfortable with such a move and view it as some kind of manipulation.
  • Musk in April last year posted a joke photo of Tesla going bankrupt. This once again unsettled investors.
  • Tesla Management has not released a statement on this fresh lawsuit.

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