The global economy is wobbling in 2019, giving rise to recession fears and forcing the world's central banks to consider renewed policy easing.
The stresses have prompted repeated forecast downgrades by governments and other authorities. On Tuesday, the World Trade Organization slashed its 2019 trade projection to the weakest in three years. The OECD cut its economic forecast last month and warned of downside risks that could mean an even worse outcome.
Across trade, equities, currencies and interest rates, here are a few reasons analysts are worried about the global economic outlook:
U.S.-China trade talks sputter on, without any clear sign of resolution. The Chinese economy has been a difficult one to pin down, sliding more than expected and then improving in fits and starts. That's feeding into a broader malaise in global demand, which has shown up in the form of dramatically slower trade flows...