double-dip recession


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Double Dip Recession

A long-term macroeconomic trend characterized by a recession, a recovery, then another recession. For example, the United States economy entered a recession in 1929, which continued until 1933. Recovery continued until 1937, at which point a second recession began. Double-dip recessions often have weak recoveries in between the recessions (though the example above included some years of very strong growth); analysts therefore tend to worry about a double-dip recession when a recovery is weak.

double-dip recession

An extended decline in economic activity following an aborted recovery from a previous recession. A relatively weak economic recovery sometimes causes investors to worry about the economy entering another recession.
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Balls said: "It's deeply complacent and out of touch for George Osborne to blame Europe for a double-dip recession made in Downing Street.
Market sentiment surrounding the United States remains uneasy due to the slower than expected economic turnaround, mounting sovereign debt and fears of a double-dip recession,' said Author and Managing Director Jonathan Di Giambattista.
The longest double-dip recession since the 1950s is to be declared over by official figures on Thursday amid warnings about the underlying health of the economy.
24 /PRNewswire/ -- Disappointing economic developments in recent weeks provide further evidence that the nation's economic recovery will be weak, but a double-dip recession is unlikely, analysts at PNC Financial Corp (NYSE: PNC) said today.
Allowing 24-hour opening on a Sunday would mean many shop-workers in Wales don't have a start and end to their working week and smaller shops - who're already struggling from the double-dip recession - would find it even more difficult to stay afloat.
That's the last thing the UK needs when it is in the depths of a double-dip recession as half our trade is with Europe.
THE faltering powerhouse services sector is pushing the UK economy to the brink of a double-dip recession, a business report said yesterday.
Stock markets have fluctuated in recent weeks due to concerns over eurozone debts, a US double-dip recession and global growth fears.
THE prospect of a double-dip recession may have been held off after consumer confidence in the British economy improved in August for the first time in five months, a research group said today.
The UK's best growth in nearly a decade has been overshadowed by the growing threat of a double-dip recession in the US.
ACCORDING to TUC general secretary Brendan Barber, Britain could be faced with a double-quick, double-dip recession if future governments try to cut public sector jobs.
has moved into a double-dip recession - and they are preparing for the difficult times ahead by looking for new ways to save money and cut spending.