Opinion: A soft landing is highly unlikely for global economy trying to fly without its main engine of growth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate)—The predictable downward revision cycle for the global economic outlook has officially begun. That’s the message from the semiannual World Economic Outlook just released by the International Monetary Fund, which reinforces earlier revisions from several prominent private forecasting teams. The revision, largely in response to the war in Ukraine, is a … Read more

FTSE 100 Live 19 April: IMF updates economic forecasts, US earnings season picks up pace

1650381292 FTSE turns higher as stocks rally The FTSE 100 has turned positive in afternoon trade as stocks rally on the other side of the Atlantic. London’s bluechip index is up 5 points with around 20 minutes of the trading day left, having spent much of the session underwater. Momentum is being helped by trading … Read more

Here are 30 stocks that Goldman Sachs likes when the economy stutters and markets gyrate

Wall Street is wobbling ahead of Tuesday’s open, as big earnings loom and with ample, gloomy distractions out there. Fighting has ramped up again in Ukraine as the battle begins for the country’s eastern front. Apart from the tragic humanitarian crisis, the conflict is already causing the World Bank and others to cut their global … Read more

Commodity Chaos Is Threating The Global Economy

Businesses and consumers are already feeling the impact of the rally in commodity prices of everything from crude oil to grains and metals. The year’s highly volatile commodity markets, roiled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are complicating real-world economic growth prospects and are raising food and energy prices for consumers globally. The surge in … Read more