Guess it wasn’t as bad as most of the doomsday crowd thought?
They never give sufficient credit to the automatic stabilizers and fiscal policy in general.
I suppose that were understood there would have been a policy response at least a year ago to avert the damage that resulted by their lack of appropriate action.
Nor is a double dip out of the question, with proposals to tighten fiscal looming and interest rates very low.
By David Prosser
September 12 (The Independent) — The global downturn was effectively declared over yesterday, with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealing that “clear signs of recovery are now visible” in all seven of the leading Western economies, as well as in each of the key “Bric” nations.
The OECD’s composite leading indicators suggest that activity is now improving in all of the world’s most significant 11 economies â€“ the leading seven, consisting of the US, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Canada and Japan, and the Bric nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China â€“ and in almost every case at a faster pace than previously.
September 11 (OECD) — OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for July 2009 show stronger signs of recovery in most of the OECD economies. Clear signals of recovery are now visible in all major seven economies, in particular in France and Italy, as well as in China, India and Russia. The signs from Brazil, where a trough is emerging, are also more encouraging than in last monthâ€™s assessment.