[HONG KONG] Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure...

[LONDON] Investors may still be underestimating the full risk to the global economy from a trade war, even after US stocks capped the worst month of the year.

THE eurozone economy expanded by a better than forecast 0.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed on Tuesday, with Italy breaking free of a recession.

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

BEARS love indicators to justify their gloomy outlook. The aptly named "Death Cross" is one of the favourites of technical analysts, while an inversion of the yield curve is a favourite of...

JAPAN appears to have dodged a recession thanks to resilient business spending but tanking factory and export sectors and a lack of policy options leave it particularly vulnerable if a projected...

[NEW YORK] Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams, one of the US central bank's top policy makers, downplayed fears of recession risks being signaled by bond markets....

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE next global downturn may still be a little way off. The chances that the North Atlantic as a whole will be in recession a year from now have fallen to about one in four. German growth may well...

THE United States has had 11 recessions since the end of World War II. All but two were preceded by a big decline in the housing market.

MINNESOTA leaders are starting work on a US$2 billion light rail project, the state's largest infrastructure project - and the kind of spending that may help keep recession risk at bay....

FEARS of an imminent recession, which caused major turbulence in financial markets at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, have eased a bit.