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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Official figures also showed the double-dip recession was deeper than originally feared.
The slump in the service sector - the traditional powerhouse of the nation's economy - raised renewed fears of a double-dip recession.
Despite the upward revision, however, the figures still represent the biggest quarter-on-quarter fall for more than three years and mean the economy remains mired in the longest double-dip recession since the 1950s.
A double-dip recession is when the economy slides back into recession before it has fully recovered from the last one.
BRITAIN'S longest double-dip recession for more than 50 years will be confirmed in official figures due today .
THE grim news that Britain has entered a double-dip recession is hardly surprising, yet this car crash of a Government still won't be moved.
The cuts being imposed on Wales are too deep, too fast - and we now face the very real prospect of a double-dip recession.
The economy is teetering on the brink of a double-dip recession.
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 was overshadowed last night by the growing threat of a double-dip recession in the US.
FIRST MINISTER Carwyn Jones warned of the "very real prospect" of a double-dip recession as he renewed his concerns over the UK Government's financial strategy.