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Washington Post (September 16)

2022/ 09/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Japan is inching closer to a full reopening, with an announcement likely in the coming days. But the country’s prolonged closure during the coronavirus pandemic has done lasting damage to its reputation as a destination for international investors, academics and tourists, experts say.”


New York Times (November 17)

2021/ 11/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Pandemic stocks have become passé: Peloton, Zoom and others” are making way “for the shares of ‘reopening’ companies.” The shift in market sentiment “reflects a broader reshuffling of the economy, as Americans return to gyms, concerts and other in-person activities.”


Boston Globe (April 27)

2021/ 04/ 27 by jd in Global News

“A grand experiment is about to take place in office buildings across Greater Boston, as many businesses begin reopening their offices to employees with newfound expectations around working from home.” The results are unknown, “but a significant majority of office employers are poised to move away from mandating the five-day, in-person workweek.”


Reuters (January 29)

2021/ 01/ 31 by jd in Global News

“Equity analysts are still counting on a speedy reopening. They expect the 1,585 companies included in the Global MSCI Index to report 6% higher net profit this year than they did in 2019, and 21% higher earnings in 2022.” Constituents are “still valued on an average multiple of 21 times this year’s forecast earnings, far above a long-term average of 16 times. With the path out of lockdowns looking uncertain, such exuberance is likely to end in disappointment.”


Time (September 22)

2020/ 09/ 24 by jd in Global News

“England’s COVID-19 reopening went terribly wrong.” Britain hit 4,422 new cases on September 19, “the most in a single day since late May, when the country was still under national lockdown. The vast majority of those new cases (3,638) were in England…. On Monday, the government’s scientific advisors warned on television that, at current rates, the U.K. could be recording as many as 50,000 new cases per day by mid-October.”


WARC (July 21)

2020/ 07/ 23 by jd in Global News

“High levels of concern over COVID-19 come as countries struggle to contain virus outbreak in tandem with the slow reopening of their economies. While 77% of respondents in China were worried, 90% of respondents were also confident about their country’s ability to deal with the virus compared the global percentage of 36%. In India, 53% of respondents were confident, down from a high of 64% in previous surveys, while Japan had the lowest confidence level at 19% but was up from a low of 11%.”


Washington Post (June 29)

2020/ 06/ 29 by jd in Global News

“The road to a successful reopening of the U.S. economy is strewn with hopeful intentions — and formidable obstacles. The biggest and most important obstacle is a surge in new coronavirus cases, which presumably will lead to more hospitalizations and more deaths as well as more firms shutting down.”


Wall Street Journal (April 16)

2020/ 04/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Can we please stop talking about “reopening” the U.S. economy?… There is no on-off switch. Swaths of the economy—restaurants, travel, retail shops—were already shrinking before governments ordered them shut, because people were afraid to dine, travel or shop. These fears will abate gradually, with the pace dictated by the course of the virus, not by anybody’s decree.”


Institutional Investor (March 25)

2020/ 03/ 26 by jd in Global News

Due to the “historic buying opportunity,” a few “hedge funds legends” are “quietly contacting investors” These “superstar managers” are “making an exception” and reopening their funds to new investors citing “the massive drop in asset prices catalyzed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.”


Wall Street Journal (March 9)

2016/ 03/ 09 by jd in Global News

Five years have passed since the nuclear meltdown, but “Fukushima still rattles Japan.” The nation must debate the controversial “reopening of reactors” that have largely been shuttered since the accident, even as “costly cleanup and decommissioning” are scheduled to continue for decades at Fukushima.


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