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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.

Global stocks drop after Trump trade-war jitters spark US bloodbath

Global equities took a hit Wednesday as trade-war jitters gripped financial markets. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 tumbled more than 3.2% each Tuesday.

The bond market just flashed a major ‘red flag’ — and it could be signaling a US recession

There's a darkening tone in bond markets a troubling sign for the US economy. Yield curves are inverting and flattening, stoking recessionary fears.

WORLD BANK: Global growth will peak this year and then decline

Global growth is likely to peak in 2018 and slowdown going forward, due to slowing productivity, weak investment and demographic factors, the World Bank said.