China’s Growth, Tech Decoupling, ECB Bond Buying: Eco Day

Happy Friday, Americas. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help take you through to the weekend.

  • China joins U.S. as engine of global recovery with record growth
  • Analysis by Bloomberg Economics suggests global economic activity continued its recovery in March and early April
  • A senior IMF official warns China tech decoupling would slash global GDP
  • Women are returning to the U.S. workforce after leaving in droves but they face hurdles ranging from career gaps to patchy school reopenings
  • A year into the pandemic, owners of small businesses in the U.S. are still struggling as signs of hope emerge
  • The ECB is seen slowing bond-buying by July as vaccinations pick up, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists
  • Taiwan and South Korea, two of the world’s biggest makers of semiconductors, show early symptoms of “Dutch disease” as their reliance on the tiny electronic components deepens amid a global chip crunch

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