The Daily Shot Brief – August 19th, 2019



The United States: The number of news stories that include the word “recession” hit a new high. Are these concerns overblown?

Source: @EricBalchunas


Eurozone: Economic data momentum indices across the Eurozone have diverged.

Source: Arbor Research & Trading


China: Hong Kong’s second-quarter GDP contracted more than expected. Third-quarter growth is probably in negative territory as well, which would indicate a recession.

Source: The Daily Shot


Global Developments: Synchronized central bank easing should support global growth.

Source: Scotiabank Economics


Food for Thought: The median age of first marriage:

Source: Statista

Edited by Joseph N Cohen


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