Hard Landing


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Hard Landing

A situation in which a central bank raises interest rates significantly to curb inflation and, in doing so, drives the economy into recession. For example, in 1981, the Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate to 20%, which caused inflation to drop from 13.5% in 1981 to 3.2% in 1983. However, high interest rates led directly to a deep recession in the early 1980s. A hard landing is effective at reducing inflation, but is nonetheless undesirable. As a result, central banks only attempt it when there are no other viable options. See also: Soft Landing.
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According to the emergency services, the aeroplane has been totalled from the hard landing and cannot be restored.
The term hard landing usually implies that the pilot still has total or partial control over the aircraft, as opposed to an uncontrolled descent into a terrain (a crash).
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"Fourteen passengers were injured because of the hard landing, including one with serious injury" the report said, adding that all the injured passengers were hospitalised.
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The closely-watched CIPS/Markit purchasing managers' index (PMI) said the 12-month outlook for the services sector had plummeted, as firms feared a "hard landing" in China and the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, said: "Worries about a Chinese 'hard landing',' higher interest rates in the US, more austerity at home and EU tensions have collectively pushed the business mood in the dominant service sector to its darkest for three years."
It's clear that growth in the services sector can have only a limited positive effect on the drop in exports, but it can at least prevent a hard landing. This means that China's downturn will have manageable consequences for Germany as well.
A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals.
China's latest stimulus measures seem to have been enough to avoid a hard landing. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), real GDP growth slowed to 7.3 percent in Q3, 2014, which is broadly in line with QNB projections of 7.5 percent for 2014.
military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger, AP reported.