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Goldman Sachs Analysts Have Found Global Economic Slowdown


At the point, most representatives of the international expert community are pretty sure that the global economy has been growing confidently for some time. However, Goldman Sachs analysts claim that the global economy is starting to slow down.
 
In February 2018, 7 out of 10 base components of Goldman Sachs' Global Leading Indicator (GLI) dropped a bit. The bullish momentum started weakening and slowed down from 0,249% down to 0,234%. These are the weakest figures since March 2016.

So, the GLI indicator is used to spot monthly changes in the global industrial cycle. As for the recent figures, there was only one component of the indicator that showed some improvement – the initial jobless claims in the USA. The index showed the minimal figures in 49 years. The worst-performing index turned out to be the one measuring the ratio between inventories and sales.
 

The G10 macroeconomic stats turned out to be worse than expected as well.

Goldman Sachs analysts think it’s weird to believe in global economic growth when the world’s biggest economies have run out of their upward potential. For instance, China is currently seeing its credit momentum weakening. Beijing seems to have seriously addressed the debt burden accumulating over the last 10 years. The Chinese government calls it a critical battle. They are afraid that big debt may trigger a systemic crisis similar to the 2008 global crisis or the 1997 Asian crisis.
 

The Chinese government has uncovered a shadow banking sector with Anbang Insurance Group, HNA Group and Dalian Wanda Group, who had been borrowing money to buy foreign assets all over the world. Still, the concerns are reasonable. Firstly, China’s debt is still huge – 272% of the national GDP as of late 2017. Secondly, the ways and means of fighting the debt burden are unclear and need to be specified and clarified.

 

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USA Strikes Iran Again

As you probably know, a couple of weeks ago, the United States imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran. International experts say that the package includes 700 new points, including an embargo on the import of crude oil from Iran. It's interesting to note that the sanctions will touch upon some other states as well. Some temporary exception are said to have been maid for 8 partners of the USA.
Publication date: 29 November 12:04 PM

Trump Offers Putin to Compete for Multi-Polar World, Eggert Says

According to Konstantin Eggert, a Russian journalist writing for Deutsche Welle, Donald Trump is offering his Vladimir Putin to compete for a multi-polar world, but on American terms. In particular, he highlights the fact that many international experts started panicking when finding out that the USA had withdrawn from the missile control treaty with Russia. They say that this is the end of the strategic partnership between the United States ans Russia and the disruption of the nuclear arms control system created decades ago.

Publication date: 29 November 11:07 AM

The world is on the verge of another global race

International experts are commenting on the events taking place over the last few years. In particular, President and CEO of Atlantic Council Frederik Kempe believes that we are nearing another race between the world's biggest superpowers.
Publication date: 07 November 09:02 AM

Trump Wants More Control Over the Fed Since It's Too Independent

Donald Trump seems to have confirmed his authoritarian style of governing the state. If he has his way, he would probably turn himself into a king instead of a president. What are the reasons to think this way about the American president?

Publication date: 31 October 11:46 AM

Google Introduces Home Hub for $149

Google Corporation has released a couple of new devices, including several smartphone and a display named Home Hub. For those of you who don't know, Home Hub was introduced a couple of days after Facebook launched its first gadget - a smart screen. This device is designed to consume audio and video content from certain resources. It support voice control and is adjusted to the user's location. So, what is so special about Google Home Hub?

Publication date: 31 October 10:16 AM

New Sanctions May Drop Russian GDP

International experts are convinced that the near-term prospects of the Russian economy depend heavily on whether the USA expand the anti-Russian sanctions. They say the worst-case scenario is a 2.5% GDP drop.
Publication date: 29 October 11:14 AM

Russian Stocks Go Down Along With American Indexes

 Not so long ago, Russian stocks started going down in value. International experts say that this downtrend was mostly caused by external reasons. In particular, Russia's bigest stock index showed the biggest bearish move since April 2018. Back then, the Russian stock market used to be rather volatile because of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States.


Publication date: 28 October 11:49 AM

Crude Oil Prices May Reach $100/b

Ever since the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran, other oil exporters have been trying to make up for the decline in the international oil supply. Some experts are now predicting a strong trend all the way up to $100 per barrel. 

Publication date: 25 September 11:51 AM

New Anti-Russian Sanctions Will Slow Russian Economy Down, Kudrin Says

The new package of anti-Russian sanctions is expected ot be imposed by the United States in November. Apparently, this is not expected to become a disaster ofr the Russian economy, but it still may slow down the economic growth in Russia as well as the the flow of foreign investments to the country. This is what ex-Finance Minister of Russia Alexey Kudrin thinks on the matter.

Publication date: 19 September 12:10 PM

Cryptomarket Quickly Recovered From the SEC's Decision

The global market of cryptocurrencies quickly recovered from the downtrend after the SEC decided to ban the creation of Bitcoin ETFs.

Publication date: 24 August 10:00 AM