Economic Measures Recession

  • DUBLIN, April 23- A temporary government shutdown with no end in sight, rising trade conflicts and a global growth slowdown: the first quarter outlook for the U.S. economy did not look promising at the turn of the year. After China's economy defied expectations that it would slow further in January-March, U.S. growth is expected to be 2.1 percent in the same period,...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- The initial earnings results of this reporting period are beating expectations by a wide margin, suggesting to some investors that the S&P 500 may be able to avoid a so-called "profit recession" this year because predicted economic bad news has failed to materialize. The quarter could be the trough for "this mini down cycle," said Keith Lerner,...

  • Kelly King, chairman and CEO of BB&T, joins "The Exchange" to discuss the concerns of an imminent economic slowdown. He says that he doesn't believe a recession is on the horizon.

  • *Berlin sees growth of 0.5 pct in 2019, 1.5 pct in 2020. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies and business uncertainty caused by Britain's planned departure from the European Union. The difficult trade environment means that Germany's vibrant domestic demand, helped by record-high employment, inflation-busting pay increases and low borrowing...

  • CEO of Goldman Sachs David Solomon says "much more accommodative" central banks bode well for economic growth around the world.

  • Markets have priced in some global growth concerns: OCBC

    Vasu Menon of OCBC Bank says concerns about global growth have been "fairly well telegraphed" and and priced in. This may be why markets are not "falling off the cliff" despite talk of a sharp slowdown or a possible recession, he says.

  • The largest U.S. bank by assets showed strength across its businesses in the first quarter, driven by what Chief Executive Jamie Dimon described as solid growth in the U.S. economy, moderate inflation and strong consumer and business confidence. Overall revenue rose 4.7 percent to $29.85 billion. "We've been generally quite optimistic about the outlook for the...

  • Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman

    The economist says slowing growth in China and Europe, deflation of a tech bubble and corporate debt could all being on the next recession.

  • Economist Paul Krugman says that the next recession will be caused by numerous factors. The Nobel Prize winner says the bond market is indicating that there is "a pretty good chance of a recession sometime in the next year or so." He also reviews how the economy has faired under President Trump, and how unionization in the U.S. compares to the labor force in European countries.

  • BERLIN, April 11- The German government is expected to halve its economic growth forecast for 2019 to 0.5 percent from 1.0 percent due to weaker exports in the wake of global trade tensions, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported late on Thursday. Germany's leading economic institutes last week also revised down their 2019 growth forecast to 0.8 percent from a...

  • James Sullivan of J.P. Morgan explains why inflation expectations, not growth concerns, might be behind the inverted yield curve.

  • ROME, April 9- Italy cut its growth forecasts for this year and next on Tuesday while hiking the budget deficit and public debt, underscoring the economic woes faced by the populist ruling coalition. The slowdown in growth hurts public finances, and the Treasury raised this year's budget deficit target to 2.4 percent of GDP from a 2.04 percent goal fixed in...

  • The US dollar is still on the 'front foot': Rabobank

    Michael Every of Rabobank explains why he says the U.S. dollar could still strengthen, despite the possibility of "serious economic weakness" in America heading into 2020.

  • The US-China trade dispute was a 'buying opportunity'

    David Kuo of The Motley Fool Singapore says there is too much cash in the global economy for a recession to take place.

  • Strategist says he sees no signs of a recession in the US

    Scott Clemons of Brown Brothers Harriman Private Banking says there are concerns that the Fed could cause a recession because it raised interest rates too far or too quickly, but he doesn't think these fears are warranted.

  • UBS: I'm not very worried about the yield curve inversion

    Alan Detmeister of UBS discusses U.S. trade, interest rates and recession indicators.

  • Strategist: I think there's trouble ahead in the US

    Todd Horwitz of Bubba Trading explains why he says the U.S. could be in the "early innings" of a recession that is starting.

  • BERLIN, April 4- Germany's leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth by more than half on Thursday and warned that the economy- Europe's largest- could slow much more if Britain quits the European Union without an agreement. Industrial orders in Germany fell by the biggest margin in more than two years in February, slumping 4.2 percent,...

  • BERLIN, April 4- Germany's leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth by more than half on Thursday and warned growth could slow much further if Britain quits the European Union without an agreement. They pointed to Britain's expected departure from the EU and trade conflict between the United States and China.

  • BERLIN, April 3- Germany's leading economic institutes have revised down their 2019 growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy to 0.8 percent from a previous estimate of 1.9 percent, two sources familiar with their report to be presented on Thursday told Reuters. The sharp revision reflects the scale of the slowdown in Germany, whose economy is facing...