Probability Of Global Recession Nearing 50%: Citigroup Economists

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times,

Citigroup economists have forecast the chance of a global recession nearing 50 percent as central banks hike interest rates and consumer demand for goods drops off.

“The experience of history indicates that disinflation often carries meaningful costs for growth and we see the aggregate probability of recession as now approaching 50 percent,” economists led by Nathan Sheets said in a report on Wednesday.

“Central banks may yet engineer the soft—or ‘softish’—landings embodied in their forecasts (and in ours), but this will require supply shocks to ebb and demand to remain resilient.”

According to the report, Citigroup economists now forecast the world economy to grow by 3 percent this year and 2.8 percent next year.

[ZH: Global Stagflation is here…]

They added that if a recession were to occur it would likely be of the “garden variety” in which “unemployment

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