Global Economic Growth Threatened

The post-global financial crisis economic expansion is still intact - but is becoming challenged by trade wars, monetary policy mistakes and high levels of debt

Morningstar 24 July, 2018 | 2:23PM

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The long-standing post-global financial crisis economic expansion is still intact, though in recent months the pattern of growth has changed, with the fiscal-policy fuelled U.S. tending to do better than other developed economies, an outcome which has been reflected in the relative pattern of share market returns.

The ongoing momentum in the U.S. economy was shown by the latest jobs numbers, which showed that there was a larger-than-expected 213,000-job rise in the number of jobs in June, and although the unemployment rate edged up a little, from 3.8% to 4%, paradoxically that was a positive development.

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