Among this week’s most useful COVID-19 resources:
The International Monetary Fund today offers a glimpse of the pandemic’s economic impact in five charts.
Global law firm Linklaters offers practical guidance on significant commercial and legal issues across Europe.
Marcus & Millichap’s special report on the Federal Reserve’s latest activity during the global health crisis shows, among other things, “little pressure on cap rates for now.”
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has launched a coronavirus toolkit that includes county-level examples of response efforts and a map tracking county and state emergency declarations.
To gauge the impacts of the COVID-19 disruption, Trepp has applied an economic and real estate forecast scenario to a portfolio of 12,500 commercial real estate loans.
Onfleet, a provider of last-mile delivery management software, has launched a free job board to connect delivery drivers looking for work with companies that need delivery help.
Among many universities assessing the health crisis impact on local and regional economies is the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona. In "Arizona's Economy: a Shock to the System,” director and lead forecaster, Dr. George Hammond examines likely scenarios for a speedy recovery once the virus is controlled. The center also features "Coronavirus Update: Tracking High-Frequency Indicators of the Arizona Economy.”
International Federal of Robotics (IFR) President Martin Guerry writes that the IFR “has already started collecting ideas, case studies, and best practices on how our technology provides beneficial solutions.” Among other success stories, Chinese hospitals ordered more than UVD disinfection robots from Blue Ocean Robotics that have used ultraviolet light to kill harmful microorganisms, starting in Wuhan. The robot (pictured) is the current holder of the IERA innovation award by IEEE and the IFR.