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Friday, September 20, 2019

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Central bankers face political shocks, and hope to avoid the worst

Central banks have asked politicians for years to use fiscal policy more constructively and address structural problems plaguing economies.

IMF downgrades world growth, warns of ‘precarious’ 2020

The IMF urge countries to avoid using tariffs to resolve their differences.

Central banks are poised to act as world economic warnings flash

Central banks are resuming their first-responder role as the world economy runs into trouble even if they lack the firepower they once had at their disposal.

World Bank cuts global outlook as trade tumbles to decade low

The World Bank cut its 2019 global growth forecast, citing a slowdown in trade growth to the weakest since the financial crisis a decade ago and a drop in global investment.

World economy’s rough week, soft patch lingers

Reports showed the slowest US hiring in more than a year, a slump in Chinese exports and an unexpected decline in German factory orders.

OECD cuts global growth forecast over trade, Brexit uncertainty

The OECD lowered its forecast to 3.3% for this year, down from the 3.5% it predicted in November, which was itself a downgrade from a previous 3.7%.

Darkening ‘global economic skies’ pull stocks lower

The MSCI All-Country World Index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was 0.3% lower, putting it on course to break a six-week streak of gains.

How to exercise prudence when investing in property

While you may be eager to invest in property, make sure you are thorough with your research, picky about location and wary of the world economy.

This looks set to be an interesting year

Can anyone see politicians cutting a boom off at the knees after more than five years of recession? This is as likely as Santa Claus being a real person.