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Photo by Ardac via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/oY8HxB Turkey: Multiple policy challenges from all directions

A massive surge in daily coronavirus cases has put the tourism season at risk.
Meanwhile, Ankara’s almost exclusive reliance on the Sinovac vaccine is becoming a major liability due to supply and efficacy concerns.
Markets expect the TCMB to maintain the key policy rate unchanged on 15 April. This sounds reasonable but given the circumstances the potential for a negative surprise is substantial.
Already strained US-Turkey ties could worsen due to the likely recognition of the Armenian genocide by US President Joe Biden.

Contributor: Wolfango Piccoli

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Categories: Europe (251), Politics (332), Economy (288)

Photo by MacroPolis Labour market developments in Greece during Covid-19

Every month, the Greek statistical agency ELSTAT publishes a helpful report on developments in the domestic labour market called the “Labour Force Survey.” The issue from February 11, 2021 presents data through November 2020 on employment, unemployment, and how many people in the WAP (the working-age population, 15-74 years) are inactive. These monthly reports have long time series attached to them which are also available from ELSTAT (in excel format).

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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