The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1% in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting developing economies benefit from firming commodity prices.
Brazil posted a 2.35 billion dollars trade deficit in November, the country's worst monthly result in 20 years, and cementing its slide into the red for the year after a decade of surpluses.
The odds that Argentina's economy will enter a recession in the second half of this year held above 95% for a second consecutive month in the closely followed monthly leading indicator published by Torcuato Di Tella University, UTDT.
Britain's economy may have entered a mild recession in the last three months of 2011, hampering the government's core policy aim of spurring growth and raising the chances that the Bank of England will inject more cash soon.
More than eight in 10 US residents think the economy is in another recession, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. One-third of those surveyed think it’s serious.
The United States and Euro zone are dangerously close to recession, Morgan Stanley said on Thursday, criticizing policymakers and predicting the European Central Bank will have to reverse its rates policy.
Japan's economy shrank much more than expected in the first quarter and slipped into recession after the triple blow of the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis hit business and consumer spending and tore apart supply chains.
Recession-hit Britons cut back on overseas travel last year, with business trips down by almost a quarter, the UK Office for National Statistics announced this week.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged developing powers in Asia and Latin America to guard against the kinds of asset bubbles that caused wealthier economies to plunge into recession in the last two years.
Prospects for the UK's economic recovery remain poor this year with output growth of 1% or less predicted in 2010, a leading forecaster has warned. It also suggested that although consumer spending is on the rise, it will remain too weak to sustain a recovery this year as consumers try to pay off debts as quickly as possible.