World Economy Barometer - an unwelcome hat-trick?

World Economy Barometer - an unwelcome hat-trick?

After a mid-year slowdown, December’s PMI readings confirm that the global economy gained momentum into the year-end. But it’s fragile. Activity remains soft by historical standards.

Economic Analysis

18 January 2013

And nothing has changed fundamentally in the global economy compared to a year ago. 2013 therefore holds potential for being the third year in a row with little progress in achieving a strong, sustainable recovery. This would be an unwelcome hat-trick.


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