Saturday , August 17 2019

Fear factor for US consumer is rising, fuelling recession risk

Bloomberg If self-reinforcing recession fears are the greatest risk to the record-long US expansion, as posited by Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, the latest consumer sentiment report hinted that those concerns may be starting to emerge. “We have nothing to fear about a recession right now ...

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Germany ready to raise debt if recession hits, reports Spiegel

Bloomberg Germany’s government is ready to run a budget deficit if Europe’s largest economy collapses, magazine Der Spiegel reported. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz would be willing to increase debt in order to offset a tax revenue shortfall due to an economic slump, the magazine said, citing ...

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