The author of this article, Jeannine Aversa, is stating that key economic indicators point to the likelihood of a recession. Aversa supports her thoughts by noting the real GDP; “crawled at a 1.3 percent pace in the opening quarter of 2007…even weaker than the sluggish 2.5 percent rate in the closing quarter of last year.” The author suggests the main cause of the economic slowdown is due to “the housing slump.” Consumer expenditures are driving the economy, but Aversa worries about a “fallout from risky mortgages and rising energy prices.” Uncertainty of the Feds actions concerning the interest rates is leading to lower investment spending. The author also states that the Feds decision on raising or lowering the interest is due to the
Due to budget cuts in government and business sectors unemployment is an issue that Canada faces today. According to Jim Stanford's Labour market exodus and other unhappy math Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives "the official unemployment rate fell from 7.9% to 7.6% in November 2010.1 A 0.3% drop in the rate of unemployment is
2. Caterpillar Inc. suffered during the global economic recession of 2009 but seems to be recovering. Produce a report which analyses Caterpillar’s recent profitability and performance. You should assess to what extent strategy concepts introduced on this course provide an explanation for these changes in performance in an increasingly globalised world. You will need to consider at least two of the strategy concepts.
Measuring Economic Health L. Whittler Eco/212 July 19, 2010 Francisco Penafiel Measuring Economic Health Peaks, contractions, trough, and expansion are the parts that make up the business cycle. GPD measure the business cycle so the matters the most. The high points are peaks and the low point troughs. The period that lies in between economists would call a recession or contraction. Considered periods of declining GDP, Recessions lasts at least six months or two quarters and very serious recession are thought of as depression.
The real GDP is important indicator that helps to measure the economic fluctuation. The real GDP growth of Canada continued to drop from 2007 to 2009. The decline ended in 2010 with an increase of 1.0%. The rise of the real GDP growth represents that Canada passed the trough of economy and started to recovery. Other economic indicators in 2010 show same information which Canadian economy goes better.
Each year's deficit is added to the national debt. During a time of recession if there is a surplus, this will decline creating a deficit. A deficit will happen during a recession because workers may lose their jobs and corporation will see a decline in their profits, this decline does affect the Government’s ability to pay their debt without borrowing the monies to do so. References http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-the-feds-role-in-the-debt-debate/2012/12/03/ed5951cc-3d6a-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html http://economics.about.com/od/recessions/a/budget_deficits.htm Week 4 – Learning Team Weekly Reflection Aadil Ansari, Alexandra Lyddane, Joshua Bollman, and Judy Miller ECO/372 July 1, 2013 Jack Karczewski Week four has proved to be as interesting and informing as the first three weeks. This week, our learning objective that
In fiscal year 2008, the return on invested capital of continuing operations was 9.5% compared to fiscal year 2007’s 13.9%. The decrease reflects the decrease in operating profit that also impacts the rationalization charges. If the rationalization charges are excluded the return on invested capital for continuing operations would have been 11.4% (Phillips, Libby, Libby, 2011). The cash flow statement shows the movement of cash within a company. The cash flow statement is split into three categories: operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.
September 11 attacks Economic, Financial and Policy Consequences PetreAlina PopescuSimona ASE,COMERCE First Year,312 STRUCTURE Foreign Affairs Some of the major effects: * A push toward recession * Growing risk aversion * Mixed impact on business investment * The micro-economic level * Insurance liability * Spike in defense spending * Manhattan reconstruction * Fixed-income markets * The dollar
The second on is recession which is the economy slowing down, then the there one is slump this is when the economy hits rock bottom. Then the fourth one is recovery this is when the economy starts to expand again. Throughout the business cycle there are many alterations in the economic activities. There are years that we would see the economy at a strong point and there are years that the economy is slow and