economic downturn

Japanese translation: 景気の後退(または景気の減速)

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12:57 Apr 24, 2020
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COVID-19 - Bus/Financial - Economics
Additional field(s): Finance (general), Government / Politics, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Journalism
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.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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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Japanese translation:景気の後退(または景気の減速)
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4 +2景気の後退(または景気の減速)
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Example sentence(s):
  • 国際通貨基金(IMF)は1929年に発生した世界大恐慌以来の景気後退に直面すると警鐘を鳴らしたが、9日の米国株や10日の日本株は堅調に推移した。 - ロイター (Reuters)  

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