Stable or Still Cause for Concern? Understanding the Global Economy’s Mixed Signals

The global economy is looking less gloomy than it did only weeks ago. It still may not have the stamina to extend a recovery that’s showing signs of age. A number of recent developments are stoking optimism. The Federal Reserve hit pause on interest-rate hikes and other central banks delivered stimulus. Trade negotiations between the […]

Global Economy May Have Already Bottomed Out, Says Goldman Sachs

The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist Jan Hatzius. While growth remains soft, Goldman’s current activity indicator in February is slightly above the downwardly-revised December and January numbers. “Some green shoots are emerging that suggest that sequential growth will pick up from here,” Hatzius and Sven […]