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Report18 January 2019Updated 4 months ago

Eurozone Quarterly: Tiptoeing around the ‘r’ word

Trade wars uncertainty, strong euro exchange rate in effective terms, a slowdown in the emerging world, uncertain Brexit outlook, Italy's budget saga and the social unrest in France all contributed to the slowdown in the Eurozone economy in 2018. While Germany seems to have just about avoided a technical recession, things still look pretty grim in Italy.