Tag: recession

May 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Zombie Exposed by Covid-19: zombie firms that are more debt than alive.  Low interest rates & easy consumer credit kept them teetering on the edge of bankruptcy but undead, despite relentless price pressure.  Lockdown + harsh recession = curtains.  A shakeout will be painful for workers, suppliers & clients, as the dead men stop walking  …

August 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Vegetables A 40ft x 60ft plot can grow most of the veg needed to feed a family of 4.  UK allotments go back 1,000 years to the Saxons, who held in common a field cleared from woodland.  Peak: 1.5m allotments, today only 330,000 left, with >90,000 people on waiting lists.  Fewer car parks & more…

May 31, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Tariff war What happens to the global economy if the tariff war escalates?  The tide going out lowers all boats.  Higher import costs drive up inflation, squeeze buying power & drag down consumption.  Firms respond to lower demand & earnings by cutting investment & jobs, which worsens the downturn.  Tariffs sound good, but are actually…

December 3, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Uncertainty Does uncertainty affect the economy?  Uncertainty spikes during recessions.  But the cause runs both ways: Uncertainty causes recessions because it makes consumers, employers & investors hesitate to spend.  When we all hesitate – that’s a recession Guessed the Word?         Series 34 (4/8)           [pic: pauloNicolello]