economic downturn

Dutch translation: Economische neergang

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12:56 Apr 24, 2020
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English term or phrase: economic downturn
Definition from Market Business News:
An economic downturn, or a downturn, occurs when the value of stocks, property, and commodities fall, productivity either grows more slowly or declines, and GDP (gross domestic product) shrinks, stands still or expands more slowly. An economic downturn is part of the economic cycle, i.e., the natural fluctuation of the economy between periods of growth and contraction. We sometimes refer to the economic cycle as the trade cycle or business cycle. In most cases, a downturn refers to the downward movement on the graph. However, analysts and the press sometimes use the term when talking about a slowdown in growth.

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  • For those who actually lose their jobs in a severe economic downturn, and for those who work in industries affected, deaths have been shown to go up. Al Jazeera
  • Spending on video game TV ads is increasing, despite the economic downturn Tech Spot
  • Coronavirus: Renters ‘more at risk from economic downturn’ BBC
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Dutch translation:Economische neergang
Een economische neergang is een algemene vertraging van de economische bedrijvigheid over een langere periode.
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4 +3Economische neergang
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Economische neergang

Definition from Queensland government business website:
Een economische neergang is een algemene vertraging van de economische bedrijvigheid over een langere periode.

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  • Deze aandelen zijn immuun voor een economische neergang -  
Jelle Devreese
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Yes  Kitty Brussaard: Maar wel gewoon met kleine letters (economische neergang)
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Yes  Erik van Vliet
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Yes  Gerco Wassink
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