'The slight decline in 2018 is likely to reflect short-term natural variability, but the overall pattern remains consistent with a long-term trend
towards global warming.'
China's push to clamp down on pollution is giving extra impetus to the use of scrap in steel-making, strengthening a long-term trend
that sees mills in the top producer progressively favor recycling over the raw material.
'The finance and real-estate sectors now represent 12 percent of gross domestic product,' said Auld, head of fixed-income and currency strategy for Australia at JPMorgan, noting both have been growing above their long-term trend
. 'So some consolidation seems likely.
MANILA, Philippines The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEI), the local stock market barometer, may reflect some market correction this week to support the index's long-term trend
, according to F.
Rob Dobson, director at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said: "Although growth of output and new orders moderated during December, rates of expansion remained comfortably above long-term trend
"The long-term trend
of manat's exchange rate is formed by these fundamental macroeconomic factors.
ONS statistician Jamie Jenkins said: "These figures continue a long-term trend
- only 19 per cent of adults smoking today compared with 46 per cent in 1976.
Current weather conditions not-withstanding, the WMO's Clare Nullis says the temperature increase is part of a long-term trend
At its quarterly meeting in November, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) approved an updated schedule for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the "Nation's Report Card." Responding to budget constraints and priorities for the NAEP program, the schedule postpones the administration of NAEP at twelfth-grade in four subjects and the next long-term trend
exams by four years.
Richard Rose, partner and head of BDO in the West Midlands, said that, while optimism had fallen, it was significantly above the long-term trend
The BDO Monthly Business Trends survey said optimism among companies over the next six months gave a reading of 104.4 in January, well above the 100 mark representing expansion above the long-term trend
While the study indicates that approximately 20 per cent of this time period was warmer on average than it is today, lead author Shaun Marcott explains that "the [current] rate of change is much greater than anything we've seen in the whole Holocene." The study aims to discredit arguments that recent climate change is simply part of a natural long-term trend