World Economy Archive

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IMF warns policymakers to ‘do no harm’ as world economy wobbles

“We see downside risk and that means one has to be very careful,” IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton told Bloomberg Television on Friday. “With trade tensions,
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All the reasons to fret about global economy in 10 charts

The global economy is wobbling in 2019, giving rise to recession fears and forcing the world’s central banks to consider renewed policy easing. The stresses have
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March is going to be a huge month for the world economy, and it may lead to a dreary spring

a container ship is docked at a port in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong Province. President Trump is to have a summit in mid-March
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Turkey may be the spark that sets fire to the world economy

The battle waged by Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against currency speculators is a classic pyrrhic victory. The show of resolve by the self-styled strongman on Wednesday
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What’s triggering recession fears in the US

Global markets fell on Monday amid concerns of a slowdown in global economy and recession in the US. Japan’s Nikkei hit a five-week low
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Everything you need to know about Ireland’s economy

Ireland’s economy is outperforming most other Eurozone countries with almost full employment and rising real wages. So why are Irish consumers among the most pessimistic in
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German finance minister says trade conflicts damaging world economy

BERLIN (Reuters) – Trade conflicts are damaging the global economy and Europe must speak with one voice to maximise its bargaining power, German Finance
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Sticky patch for the world economy

LONDON • The world economy risks remaining weak for a bit longer. Last Friday alone, reports showed the slowest US hiring in more than
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Global economic growth forecasts cut again by OECD

The OECD cut forecasts again for the global economy in 2019 and 2020, following on from previous downgrades in November, as it warned that
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Trump ejects India from $5.6bn tariff deal over ‘negative’ trade barriers

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, greets US president Donald Trump in 2017. Trump has scrapped preferential trade terms for India as well as Turkey.