October 4, 2019

Global growth continues to trend downward for 2019 and will spill over into 2020 as political uncertainty mounts (see Chart 1). For 2019, global GDP has been revised downward from 3.3% to 3.1%. This would mark the weakest pace in a decade and would leave little room for the global economy to absorb...

The global economy has been unfolding for the most part as predicted since the first quarter- decelerating growth. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised global growth downward from 3.5% to 3.3% in April for 2019. However, signs of stabilizing growth have arisen. These include:

  • Global...

After enjoying strong global growth in 2017 and the first half of 2018, the expansion we have seen in recent years is losing momentum. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is forecasting global growth at 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020; both forecasts have been revised downward from October; the seco...

Up until the end of the third quarter the world was convinced that the glass was half full. Then abruptly, it switched to half empty. While there has been a long list of concerns in the marketplace this year, it was the prospect of a long and difficult trade war between the U.S. and China that tippe...

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