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Saxo Capital Markets
29 July 2014

Has the global economy finally reached escape velocity?

​After a decade of shrinking economies and recession there are strong indications of resurgent global GDP growth. Nevertheless, as emphasised in this infographic, a return to form is propped up by a dangerous dependence on emerging markets, with advanced economies continuing to stutter.
After a decade of shrinking economies and recession there are strong indications of resurgent global GDP growth. Nevertheless, as emphasised in this infographic, a return to form is propped up by a dangerous dependence on emerging markets, with advanced economies continuing to stutter.

Much rests on China’s contribution to the global recovery. Chinese emphasis on domestic consumption, investment in manufacturing and a rapidly developing energy sector has provided traction for the global GDP growth rate.

Is global growth precariously dependent on emerging markets or will developed economies shore up the worldwide recovery? The world’s largest economy, the US, is forecast to grow by 3% in 2015, a strong sign of something approaching former glories. The Eurozone has also shown signs of life, but is heavily reliant on China as a leading trading partner.

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