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European Business Leaders Anxious About Recession Risk

Is recession around the corner in Europe? Business leaders are worried. Italy is already in recession. The UK may follow in the wake of Brexit, creating knock-on effects for its trading partners in Europe. And Germany—Europe’s economic locomotive—faces its own trade-related concerns that are depressing growth. This Quick Note provides guidance about what is happening in all the major economies. It’s designed to help decision makers understand the current dynamics of the European economy and help them prepare for likely scenarios.

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Straight Talk May 2019

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2019: The Long-Term Slowdown Is Upon Us—How Should Business Respond Now?


Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist
The Conference Board


Klaas de Vries

Associate Economist
The Conference Board