S&P: Euro zone faces 2% recession, 10% if lockdown lasts

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In its new report, S&P Global Ratings projected that the Eurozone economy will see a 2% recession this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

The ratings agency also warned that the economic contraction could deepen as much as 10% if the current lockdowns are extended into four months.

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With the economic costs mounting quickly as measures to contain the virus increase… the eurozone and U.K. economies are now facing a recession of -2% for 2020.

For example, we estimate a lockdown of four months could lower eurozone GDP by up to 10% this year.

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