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Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.

China is nearing a record number of state-backed investments in private companies

While China has pledged "unwavering" support for private businesses, the government has strengthened its role in the sector in recent years.
Incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde.

Christine Lagarde is sounding the alarm on the US-China trade war, calling it a ‘big, dark cloud’ over the global economy

Trade is "the biggest hurdle for the global economy," the incoming president of the European Central Bank said in a new interview.

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.