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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From railroads to manufacturers to energy producers, businesses say they are facing a protracted slowdown in production, sales and employment that will spill into next year.
Citi expected the slowdown in deposit growth to continue as long as global economic uncertainties persist.
In turn, this would imply a further EM slowdown, while advanced economies recover.
The housing-market slowdown will continue to have an impact, but the sector should stabilize by year's end.
O'Carroll noted high energy prices, higher borrowing costs and a slowdown in the housing market as areas of concern for aluminum.
The idea that iron-rich minerals cause seismic slowdown is intriguing, says Michael Thorne, a seismologist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
These different estimates of the value of experienced physicians to the group practice have a major influence on negotiations regarding physician call relief and slowdown.
The jewellery sector has been hit harder than most and the slowdown is prevalent both in the UK and in most of our export markets.
and other economies are heading for a slowdown, a recession is not in the cards.
A sharp slowdown in the growth rate of production in other Europe is expected in 2005 before it picks up in 2006, while the Asia/Pacific region is expected to provide the engine for growth in the next two years.