It’s hard to measure the price of a global pandemic. If we were to try, it might be some great concoction of sky-high unemployment rates, ruined investment portfolios, businesses who may never open their doors again, and of course, the loss of human life that can never be recovered.
While we can’t truly determine what the coronavirus has cost us as human beings, we can look at what it’s costing countries around the world. Using data from the U.S. News and World Report, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and United Nations, GOBankingRates found the 49 countries that are spending the most on the coronavirus outbreak. As of early May, these countries all had at least 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and were taking fiscal action to try to stem the damage.
The study is ranked from countries spending the least on coronavirus to countries spending the most — not in … Read More
NEW YORK May 18, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of S&P Global Inc earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:30:00pm GMT
* Douglas L. Peterson
S&P Global Inc. – President, CEO & Executive Director
S&P Global Inc. – Executive VP & CFO
* Robert S. Merritt
S&P Global Inc. – SVP of IR
UBS Investment Bank, Research Division – Executive Director and Equity Research Analyst of Exchanges, Ebrokers
* Y. Cho
Good morning, and welcome to S&P Global’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. I’d like to inform you this call is being recorded for broadcast. (Operator Instructions) To access the webcast and slides, go to investor.spglobal.com. (Operator Instructions)
I would now like to introduce Mr. Chip Merritt, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for S&P Global. Sir, you may begin.
Robert S. Merritt, S&P Global Inc. – SVP of IR 
Thank you for … Read More