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The Fed signalled continued monetary tightening in late 2015 and again in late 2018, but then backed off in the subsequent months as financial markets soured.

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According to economists polled by The Wall Street Journal this month, the risk of the economy going into recession in the next 12 months is 28%, up from 18% in January and just 13% a year ago.

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Today's economic environment is reminding investors of the so-called "stagflation" that affected developed economies throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These periods were marked by slowing economic growth, rising inflation and growing unemployment.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to raise inflation according to Jerome Powell, which would be a blow to the Fed's predictions of easing pricing pressures in the coming months.

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According to Labor Department figures released Tuesday, job postings totaled roughly 11 million in December all while the Great Resignation slowed.

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China's crackdown on large online enterprises, combined with a housing market meltdown, has wiped over a trillion dollars off the country's markets this year.

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Due to high valuations and less supportive Federal Reserve policies, Jim Paulsen of The Leuthold Group forecasts a 10% to 15% fall next year. However, due to ongoing solid GDP and profit growth, he anticipates a large market setback to be temporary.

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London's attempt to compete with New York by transforming its stock market into a refuge for fast-growing technology businesses is stumbling as trading volumes decrease and some big-ticket initial public offerings fail.

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As it confronts growing inflation pressures, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested on Tuesday that the central bank may remove its support faster than initially planned.

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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the region has added 60 million new internet users, bringing the total to 440 million, according to a report by Alphabet's Google, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, and global business consultants Bain & Company.

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The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that it will begin reducing its monthly asset purchases this month, with plans to terminate them in 2022, signalling the start of its tightening cycle.

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