Issued on: 01/12/2021 – 04:12Modified: 01/12/2021 – 04:10
Paris (AFP) – The world economy woke up from its pandemic-induced coma in 2021, but soaring inflation, global supply chain bottlenecks and a resurgent coronavirus have taken the shine off the comeback.
Now growth is at risk of weakening next year.
Here is a look at the state of the global economy:
Countries have posted impressive growth figures as they clawed their way out of the depths of the 2020 Covid-induced recession, but some are faring better than others as wealthier countries have had better access to vaccines.
The United States has overcome its worst downturn since the Great Depression while the eurozone’s economy could return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.
But a resurgence of the coronavirus could scupper the recovery, with the emergence of the Omicron…