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US Economy Will Face “Sharp” Slowdown In 2020, Says IMF Chief Economist

IMF chief economist said the slowdown is going to be sharper probably in 2020 than in 2019 (File) Washington: Americans will begin feeling the effects next year of a marked slowing in world economic growth but should be spared a new recession, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund said in remarks published Sunday. “We  have long been predicting somewhat ... Read More »

JP Morgan sees a slowdown coming, with economy growing at less than 2 percent in 2019

Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images A container delivery truck passes containers stacked at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California on July 6, 2018, including some from COSCO, the Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics company. – JP Morgan economists expect economic growth to slow down in 2019, to a pace of 1.9 percent for the ... Read More »

The Myths About China’s Economic Slowdown

An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018. China’s real GDP growth peaked in 2007 at 14.2%, and has been trending downward since. By 2017, it dropped to 6.8%. That much is clear and unmistakable. The problem is how to interpret the slowdown, especially in light of some recent ... Read More »

Mark Lister: Property market slowdown may hit economy

The rampant housing market has had a big effect on the strength of the economy over the last several years, writes Mark Lister. Picture / Greg Bowker Things have changed in the Auckland housing market. Sales volumes are well down from a year ago and the number of days to sell has been creeping higher. The number of auctions has ... Read More »

China slowdown is global economy’s biggest threat, Rogoff says

The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund has told the BBC a slowdown in China is the greatest threat to the global economy. Ken Rogoff said a calamitous “hard landing” for one of the main engines of global growth could not be ruled out. “China is going through a big political revolution,” he said. “And I think the ... Read More »

UK retail sales show little sign of post-Brexit vote slowdown

British retail sales softened only slightly in August after a bumper July, suggesting June’s vote to leave the EU has had little impact on shoppers’ willingness to spend, official figures showed on Thursday. Spending by shoppers has been largely robust in the wake of June’s referendum decision to leave the European Union, despite consumer sentiment initially suffering its sharpest monthly ... Read More »

Barclays first-quarter profit falls 33 percent as investment banking slowdown bites

Barclays (BARC.L) reported a worse than expected 33 percent slump in pretax profits for the first three months of the year, as the lender followed its U.S. peers in reporting falling investment banking revenues in a weak global market environment. Barclays said first quarter pretax profits fell to 793 million pounds ($1.15 billion), just below the average forecast of 846 ... Read More »

FTSE falls as Arm hit by Apple slowdown and oil drops on Opec impasse

In the wake of the weekend’s meeting of oil producers which broke up without agreement on an output freeze, commoditiy companies are helping drag the stock market lower. Technology firms are also under pressure after reports that Apple plans to reduce production of iPhones in the April to June quarter after sluggish sales. So chip designer Arm is down 27.5p ... Read More »