Is stagflation coming?
First came a global pandemic, then national lockdowns, furloughing, redundancies and insolvencies. A vaccine roll-out and easing of restrictions pointed to better times, but could another problem be headed our way?
Light within the darkness
As we head towards the worst global recession in 75 years – we look into some of the biggest downturns over the past 150 years – and the billion-dollar companies that were born out of them
How businesses can reduce their cost-to-serve to survive the recession
At the start of August, the UK was plunged into its deepest recession on record. While this is hardly a surprise, given how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, it has added to the pre-existing level of uncertainty, for both businesses and people.
A strong leader in unsure times
Nigeria’s economy is set to fall into recession this year. The country’s recovery will depend on solid management, particularly within the banking sector
The concern for a global economy with no cushion
World GDP grew at its slowest rate for a decade in 2019. If cross-border trade fails to pick up soon, further shocks could see the economy fall into recession
Bad financial moon rising
Hawkish observers suggest that the next recession will be more damaging than the previous one, as the current geopolitical environment leaves the world in a far worse position for dealing with the effects of a crisis
Government shutdown could tip the US into a recession
A number of prominent business leaders have said that the US economy risks being severely damaged by the on-going political stalemate
Political instability sends South Africa into recession for the second time in eight years
South Africa’s economic growth shrank by 0.7 percent between January and March, falling well short of economists’ growth estimates
Brazilian economy at stake in meat boycott
Major global importers have cut down on Brazilian beef and poultry shipments as the country’s bribery scandal deepens
Australia sidesteps recession
Australia has extended its growth streak beyond the 25-year mark, avoiding a technical recession by posting positive GDP figures at the end of 2016
Through a mix of smart policy and good fortune, Australia’s economy has managed to dodge recession for 25 years
Italy could see two decades of economic loss
The IMF’s annual report has announced that Italy may not fully recover from the financial crisis until 2020, suggesting it could undergo a two decade-long recession
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