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November 20, 2014
The speed of the recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis has been unusually slow. The slow recovery is a symptom of the permanent decline in GDP following a financial crisis, since the economy never fully rebounds from the initial recession.  We estimate long term output losses from the crisis ranging from almost none in […]
June 8, 2014
When the US recession hit at the end of 2008, many analysts rightly pointed to the overzealous growth of consumer lending as one of the underlying causes. Banks and consumers alike were caught up in a positive feedback loop, too distracted by the easy money all around them to assess the extent that they were […]
February 21, 2014
Income inequality, measured by the Gini index (a standard economic measure of income inequality), has been on rise in many cities, both in the developed and developing world. Over 2008-2013, the Gini index increased in 80 out of 120 of the world’s major cities. In its Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014, the World Economic […]
October 28, 2011
After months of uncertainty and fears that the Greek sovereign debt crisis would spread to larger, core economies in the eurozone, sending the global economy back into recession or even signalling the end of the single currency, European leaders reached an agreement in principle on October 27th 2011, on a deal to contain the eurozone […]
June 4, 2010
In May 2010, the Argentine legislature passed a law approving the use of central bank foreign currency reserves to pay down the country's debt. This politically controversial move may ease fiscal pressures in the short term, in the longer term it will reduce business confidence in Argentina as an investment destination, worsening the business environment and undermining economic growth.
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December 21, 2009
Click here to listen – In this edition of Euromonitor International’s Globalcast series, Research Analyst Daphne Kasriel explains the recession’s impact on consumer spending during the European 2009 Christmas season.  This analysis takes a year-over-year comparison of the retail industry, discussing the performance of major categories and predicts which sectors may experience the highest gains […]
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January 15, 2009
Eastern European and Commonwealth of Independent State (CIS) countries (excluding Russia) have been generally badly affected by the global financial crisis and economic downturn 2008. The impact on growth has varied but weak demand for commodities and exports, as well as the drying-up of international liquidity is having repercussions. As elsewhere in the world, businesses and consumers face challenging times.
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March 10, 2009
Click here to listen – En esta edición del Globalcast, la analista de investigaciones de Euromonitor International Monica Feldman habla sobre la situación económica en México y como se desempeña en la presente crisis. Aprenda más sobre: Cambios en el patrón de consumo de los mexicanos con el enlentecimiento de la economía mexicana Los sectores […]
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