14 August 2012
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the start of the global financial and economic crisis the outlook continues to be bleak. The V-shaped recovery is now ancient history and the sustainable growth level that we hoped would settle high continue to show a sideways or even descending trend.
11 December 2012
The year 2012 has been a turbulent one for the global economy and the outlook has deteriorated since our last forecast.
14 October 2012
At this point in time, everything points towards a stronger and expanding global economy for 2013. This is the widespread opinion, reinforcing the belief that 2012 is the final trough of what might turn out to have become a W-shaped recovery.
14 February 2012
... paving the way for a growth scenario, as the dark clouds just won’t go away before that happens. As the world continues to deal with severe economic challenges – a very fragile world economy and high volatility in the financial markets – the IMF slashed its forecast for global GDP growth across the board.
15 August 2011
While growth in most emerging and developing economies continues to be strong, slowdowns caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, weaker than expected activity in the US and shocks to oil supply weighed on the global expansion in the second quarter of the year, the IMF said recently.
25 August 2011
Hope for resumed activity in the oil tanker business is growing as the rebellion in Libya appears to be near a conclusion. Tanker shipping has been hurt by the lack of cargoes out of Libya for half a year now. Oil majors and oil service companies are right now getting back to Libya to assess the conditions of the facilities. It is hoped that the oil production can restart soon, opening up for renewed fixing of tankers to lift Libyan oil exports. Without Libyan oil exports, there is no hope for improvements in the tanker rates in the Mediterranean.
13 December 2011
By looking at the JPMorgan Global Manufacturing & Service PMI, it is clear that global growth is under pressure, as PMI output reaches the lowest level since mid-2009. The PMI data shows that global private sector output expanded at the weakest rate since the recovery began in August 2009. At 51.4, down from 52.0 in September, the output index indicated only a modest increase in economic activity.
07 April 2011
The recent economic crisis inflicted substantial damage on the public finances of many countries around the world. Enormous stimulus programmes
10 October 2018
Meanwhile the exports of soya beans to China from the US are down 31% for the first eight months and 95% in August alone, compared to the same periods of least year.
01 November 2018
The trade war and particularly the Chinese tariffs on imports of US soya beans can now clearly be seen with the start of the soya bean exporting period in the US.