Economic Slowdown


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Economic Slowdown

A situation in which GDP growth slows but does not decline. For example, if GDP goes from 5% growth to 3% growth, an economy is experiencing a slowdown. Most analysts do not consider a slowdown to be a recession, but unemployment may rise and productivity may decline. See also: Depression.
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Black Country business people would have preferred a rate cut of at least a quarter point to boost confidence and investment Mr Mathews added "Manufacturers, retailer and construction firms, perhaps the three most important sectors in the local economy, are all under increasing pressures from the economic slowdown.
Within the logistics division, the mobile phone and retail support arms - which provide repair services and shop fittings - were particularly badly hit as sector and economic slowdown affected Hays's clients.
This deceleration likely reflects the reduction over time in the number of eligible households without home equity lines as well as the effect of the economic slowdown on the loan demand of those with these lines.
In addition, the current economic slowdown is expected to re-align the valuation price of companies; thereby making it an ideal time for M&As.
A survey by the central bank of Chile has indicated that businesses in the nation have been hit by an economic slowdown.
Some analysts said a lull in China's property market was responsible for the economic slowdown.
But the trend is expected to reverse this year because China, which imports value-added materials and parts from Japan and processes them into finished products for exports to Japan and other developed countries, will be adversely affected by economic slowdowns in such export markets, according to the government-affiliated organization for promotion of Japan's external trade.
While few financial professionals report having lost their job as a result of the current economic slowdown, two out of five survey respondents feel, at most, only somewhat secure about the safety of their current job.
HAULAGE group Eddie Stobart yesterday shrugged off fears that soaring fuel costs and an economic slowdown will put the brakes on the company's growth.
Interestingly, Long Island's investment sales market seems all but immune to the national economic slowdown.
Southern California should be able to create more jobs than it loses this year despite a continuing economic slowdown that has claimed more than 38,000 manufacturing positions in the past 12 months, according to a forecast being released today by California State University, Long Beach.
Even during the recent economic slowdown, Comcast was growing revenue.