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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A large literature on this important development has appeared, but a consensus for the reasons for the slowdown has not yet emerged.
This current episode of investment and saving slowdown is still ongoing.
Asian countries faced the largest number of slowdown episodes following 1997.
"This is because a slowdown in China's economy will lead to greater concerns over a global economic slowdown as the Chinese economy already contributes greatly to the growth of the global economy, while the growth momentum of the world economy has significantly weakened," the BOK report said.
The firm said the PLUS ACT will help prevent the type of maritime labor slowdowns at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports that disrupted domestic and international trade and nearly brought the US economy to a standstill earlier this year.
Southbound I-5 slowdowns will occur Monday and Tuesday.
He credits some of the tightness to the usual winter slowdown. "Spreads are tight since demand has dropped on the automotive end," Dorfman says.
David Keim, vice president of Natare Corp., an Indianapolis supplier of commercial pool equipment, said the government also could step in to help offset a commercial slowdown by increasing spending on public works projects such as municipal pods.
The entry server market, servers priced less than $100,000, were least impacted by the Y2K slowdown with a strong growth rate of nearly 13 percent in 1999.
The wider economic slowdown, meanwhile, has trimmed the amount of industrial scrap that flows into the yards of processors.
The economic slowdown tended to depress the growth of U.S.