Global trade slowdown points to world recession danger: OECD
A slow-down in international trade could be a harbinger of a new recession for the world's leading economies, a leading global policy organization warned Monday.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says trade figures are "deeply concerning" because the stagnating or declining rates of trade this year "have, in the past, been associated with global recession."
The Paris-based OECD made the warning in an update to its world economic outlook.
The OECD says in contrast to two years ago, when sluggish trade was blamed on advanced economies, now the fault centres on emerging markets such as China. As China transitions from massive infrastructure investment and manufacturing toward consumption and services, commodity prices have fallen, hurting exporters such as Australia, Brazil, Canada and Russia.
The OECD is made up of 34 of the world's most developed countries and advocates for policies to promote growth, education and social welfare issues...
This has been excerpted from the 9 November 2015 article by CTV News.