Ekonomi
Salah satu pusat perbelanjaan di Jakarta di era normal baru pasca Corona. (Ist)

JAKARTA- Muara dari kebangkrutan banyak bisnis retail ditambah mati surinya energy related industries seperti industri migas dan batubara di Amerika Serikat sudah membuahkan pengangguran yang sangat besar. Tercatat mencapai rekor tertinggi dalam sejarah ekonomi Amerika Serikat, yakni melampaui 40 juta orang penganggur (jobless).  Hal yang sama terjadi di hampir semua negara di dunia akibat lock down yang dipicu pandemi Corona.  Demikian pakar energi, Dr. Kurtubi,  alumnus Colorado School of Mines, Amerika Serikat, Ecole Nationale Superieure du Peterole et des Moteurs – IFP, Perancis dan Universitas Indonesia

“Meski jumlah pengangguran di Indonesia tidak sebanyak di Amerika Serikat, pemerintah daerah sebaiknya terus membuka episentrum ekonomi dan transportasi, dengan tidak perlu terlalu takut dan panik berlebihan secara terus menerus. Pemerintah daerah tidak boleh panik,” tegasnya. 

Ia mengatakan, pembukaan episentrum ekonomi tentu dan harus tetap mendorong prokotol kesehatan yang baku yaitu masker, cuci tangan dan jaga jarak. Penting juga menyiarkan laporan tentang upaya menemukan vaksin dan obat Corona dari berbagai negara, baik yang diupayakan oleh ahli dalam negeri maupun manca negara seperti yang dilakukan di  Amerika Serikat, China, Jepang, Korea, negara-negara Eropa, Australia, dan lainnya. Hal ini sama pentingnya dengan pemberitaan jumlah penderita tertular  baru diberitakan non-stop 24 jam nyaris disemua media termasuk di sosmed,” ujarnya.  

“Kita optimis bahwa dalam waktu yang tidak terlalu lama, vaksin dan obat yang lulus uji klinis  akan  tersedia diseluruh dunia.  Pada akhirnya akan memenangkan semacam adu balap,  yang sudah berlangsung sekitar setengah tahun, dalam  melawan kencangnya laju kecepatan penularan Corona,” tegasnya.

*Kebangkrutan di Amerika Serikat*

Kurtubi juga mengutip dampak Corona yang menyebabkan kebangkrutan pada ekonomi Amerika Serikat. ‘The Tsunami of bankruptcies begins....See the US economy landscape:

Nissan Motor co may close down in USA

1. Biggest Car Rental company ( Hertz) filed  for  bankruptcy  - they also own Thrifty and Dollar

2. Biggest Trucking company ( Comcar)  filed for bankruptcy  - they have 4000 trucks

3. Oldest retail company ( JC Penny)  filed for bankruptcy -  to be acquired by Amazon for pennies

4. Biggest investor in the world ( Warren Buffet) lost $50B  in the last 2 months

5. Biggest investment company in the world ( Blackrock ) is signalling disaster in the world economy - they manage over $7 Trillion

6. Biggest mall of America ( Mall of America) stopped paying mortgage payments

7. Most reputable airline in the world ( Emirates) laying off 30% of its employees

8. US Treasury printing trillions to try to keep the economy on life support - their balance sheet will become $7 T+

9. Estimated no. of retail stores closing in 2020 -  12,000 to 15,000.  Following big retailers have announced closing:

      --      J. Crew

      --      Gap

      --      Victoria's Secret

      --      Bath & Body Works

      --      Forever 21

      --      Sears

      --      Walgreens

      --      Gamestop

      --      Pier 1 Imports

      --      Nordstrom

      --      Papyrus

      --      Chico's

      --      Destination Maternity

      --      Modell's

      --      A. C. Moore

      --      Macy's

      --      Bose

      --      Art Van Furniture

      --      Olympia Sports

      --      KMart

    --      Specialty Cafe & Bakery

  and many more................

 Massive mortgage loan defaults, credit card defaults and auto loan defaults are expected

 The real impact of Covid -19 will be known in the third quarter of 2020.

The unemployment claims reached all-time high of 38+Million - unemployment is over 25% ( out of 160 million of working population, close to 40 Million are jobless).  With no income, consumer demand will fall drastically and the economy will go into a free fall .

Dari sumber lain bergelora.com juga diterima laporan:

This is just USA.. similar things may happen in other parts of the world .

1. Victoria's Secret declared bankruptcy.

2. Zara closed 1,200 stores.

3. La Chapelle withdraws 4391 stores.

4. Chanel was discontinued.

5.Hermes is discontinued.

6. Patek Philippe discontinued production.

7. Rolex discontinued production.

8. The world's luxury industry has ceased production.

9. Nike has a total of $23 billion US dollars preparing for the second stage of layoffs.

10. Needless to say about the travel.

11. The founder of AirBnb said that because of pandemic, 12 years of efforts were destroyed in 6 weeks.

12. Even the Starbucks also announced to permanently close their 400 stores.

Under the weight of the new crown pandemic, many giants are facing the crisis of failure. Five months of pandemic were in debt, and tens of thousands of companies went bankrupt, so the company was seriously replaced.

If your company is still there, and there are no pay cuts or layoffs, please treat your company well. Because they still insists on carrying all the tests that you can't see. And humans are facing the pandemic that cannot be controlled. The second half of 2020, is the challenge of corporate strength. (Web Warouw)

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