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European Macro Outlook
Risks to Europe’s outlook amid a resurgence of COVID-19: Heading for a double-dip recession?
This event covers the following:
Country / Territory Risk
Sourcing and Supply Chain
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)

Europe appeared to be handling the COVID-19 pandemic well during the summer months, but a second-wave surge has contributed to rising risks to the recovery across the continent. What are the main factors that could trigger a renewed downturn?

Listen to our Economics experts as they focus on Europe's outlook amid a resurgence of COVID-19. Are we heading for a double-dip recession?


Raj Badiani
Economics Director, Europe, IHS Markit

Sharon Fisher
Director, Global Economics

Diego Iscaro
Senior Economist, Europe Economics

Andrew Birch
Associate Director

Mr. Daniel Kral, M.A.
Senior Economist

Timo Klein
Principal Economist - Western Europe

Key topics

  • European governments reintroduce some containment measures amid a second wave of COVID-19 infections
  • Tighter COVID-19 restrictions risk double-dip recessions across Europe
  • Labour markets: The end of the furlough schemes across Europe could trigger notably higher unemployment across the region
  • Tourism: After disastrous summer 2020 season, COVID-19 vaccine delays could put next year's tourism season at risk
27 Oct 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
1 hour
IHS Markit Webinar