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Asean Affairs   2 June  2011

Economic headlines are gloomy

By  David Swartzemtruber

AseanAffairs     2 June 2011

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Today’s economic headlines are especially gloomy. Here are a few examples:

Growth slows in emerging Asia

Euro factory growth posts steepest fall since 2008

US private sector hiring slumps in May

US stocks tumble on weak economic data

China Lending-Binge Hangover Looms in 2013

Asia Stocks Drop as U.S. Jobs, Manufacturing Reports Disappoint

Indian Equities Trail Emerging Markets

Economies both at the national and global levels do have their ups and downs. There are boom times and bust times.

What characterizes the current scene, however, is uncertainty.

Some say that there has not been enough restructuring in derivatives that triggered the real estate bubble bust in the United States in 2008. Others say that big US banks are at risk. One optimist notes that the booming exports of the US, fueled by the inexpensive dollar will prevent a US recession.

In Asean, everyone looks forward to the recovery of Japan in the third quarter to help the region. Meanwhile, central banks raise interest rates as happened in Thailand on Wednesday to control inflation as food, petrol and commodity prices continue to rise.

“Living with uncertainty” seems to be phrase for the next few months for the global economy.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr

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