World Economy Barometer

World Economy Barometer

Economic Analysis

09 October 2012

This month's readings for the Purchasing Managers Indices give credence to our call of two months ago suggesting stabilisation in the global economy toward the end of this year. But multiple areas of concern remain. Looking ahead, a very mild recovery is the best to hope for in 2013.

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