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Global stocks bounce as China manufacturing data smashes expectations

Global markets are rallying after Chinese industrial data smashed predictions to paint a rosier-than-expected picture of the world economy.
An extreme cycling enthusiast performs a stunt before falling into the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Why everyone’s so hung up on the recession red flag called ‘the yield curve’

When "the yield curve" inverts in the bond market, recessions typically follow.

Yet another recession warning just flashed red — a Treasury ‘yield curve’ just inverted for the first time since 2007

A keenly watched measure of market sentiment on recession has just indicated that recession is increasingly in the cards.
Shipping containers are seen piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province December 10, 2013.

A data point seen as the bellweather for global trade just tanked — and ‘the floor is not yet in sight’

South Korea's 20-day exports, seen as a canary in the coal mine for the global economy, dropped 5%. Exports to China and Japan fell by more than 10%.
Investor concerns Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BAML: Investors are freaking out about the rising prospect of a global recession

Recessionary risks are top of the pile for investors with fears about growth front and center, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey.

The world’s CEOs are getting increasingly nervous about the state of the global economy, a major new survey shows

Global CEOs praised 2018 as a year of strong global growth but by the end of the year they'd changed their minds completely.

Trump said tax cuts would be ‘rocket fuel’ for the US economy. Here’s why they weren’t.

Recent calls for a slowdown in the US economy highlight the disconnect between what Republican lawmakers expected and what has come to pass.

The crash in oil prices is raising a major red flag about slowing global growth

Oil prices have dropped to their lowest levels in over a year and its sending a warning to markets about growth prospects for 2019.
Traders and clerks react on the floor of the London Metal Exchange

Here’s why JPMorgan and Barclays think miners could be a surprise winner in 2019 after a battering by the Trump-China trade war

Commodities have had a tough time in 2018 and 2019 may also be tricky but Barclays and JPMorgan think miners could be a surprise winner next year.

Global markets are tumbling after shockingly weak data out of China shows wounds of Trump’s trade war

Fear has taken hold in equity markets after China's industrial production plummeted, sparking a sell-off that spread globally.