Newshub: Coronavirus: What the pandemic is costing small business

Senior lecturer at Massey University’s School of Economics and Finance Matt Roskruge said while challenges were ahead, confidence should begin to pick up as we step down the alert levels. 

“The main thing we’ll see over the next three weeks is just that build-up of confidence. People are starting to feel a little bit more like they’re ready to participate [in the economy] again and are not in immediate danger.,” he said. 

“Globally we are not going to see the sort of massive downturns that we’ve seen say with the Great Depression… and there’s a lot of opportunity today thanks to our digital existence that was not around back in the earlier depressions.” 

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