Data today released by China and France both show the PMI figures showed some improvement, and taking this as a measurement of confidence in future demand and consumption for consumer products and manufacturing, both these economies are showing positive signs.
Car manufacture and sales as well as exports have fallen in most countries. However, there is a huge demand in the developing countries, where roads also need to be built. There is potential for resumption of growth, especially in countries like Kenya with her newly found Oil wealth, as well as Uganda, and of course Nigeria. The only thing that needs to be in place is the Export Credits Guarantee and liberal banking policies in those nations, to facilitate easier trade.
Rising demand in Africa and Middle East could help kick-start Recovery on a resumption. Egypt certainly needs food items, as well as credit facilities. If the necessary policies were introduced, things would start to improve for all.