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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Tunisia can weather the global economic slowdown and grow by 3 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.
However France, Italy and the UK are showing tentative signs of, at least, a pause in the economic slowdown.
Ultimately, many local businesses are better placed than most to ride out the turbulent market conditions, but some, particularly those in the construction and retail sectors, will feel that if the current economic slowdown continues to gather pace, interest rate cuts will be required in order to head off a full-blown recession.
The possibility for some economic slowdown in Europe going forward is what we have been afraid of.
Stock markets are overreacting to the worldwide economic slowdown and should be more concerned about mounting financial risks in Asia, according to an analysis released by The Conference Board.
Cheaper oil eases fears of a UK economic slowdown while the Chinese interest-rate rise - the first in nine years - raises worries about a global economic slowdown.
Analysts said the fall in the Footsie from a level of 4550 at the beginning of May reflected mounting fears of an economic slowdown next year.
The report attributes the short-term decrease in activity to a slowdown in commercial construction, brought on by the recent economic slowdown.
Behind the sharp drop is the global economic slowdown, which dealt a severe blow to investments in the United States, the European Union and Japan, the 2002 investment report said.
The movement has slowed down a little because of September 11 and the global economic slowdown, as well as worry about terrorism, but the students vow to fight on.
The employment consequences of the economic slowdown are uncertain and depend upon the prospect of a rapid recovery, as well as on the capacity to re-establish producer and consumer confidence.
The economic slowdown has had a negative impact on all segments in the software market, and the customer relationship management (CRM) software market is no exception.