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World Crisis scenarios for the 21st century – Worldwide economic depression. (update2)

Posted by Adrian on July 27, 2007

Updates for World Crisis scenarios for the 21st century – Worldwide economic depression

“It’s a sea of red,” said Brian Schaeffer, an New York Stock Exchange floor specialist at Van der Moolen, pointing to a flat-panel screen filled with flashing stock quotes at a post in the main room at the bourse. “Any green we see we call a shining star.”

This could be possibly the start of the coming credit crunch, as investors stay away from risks. The markets at this point are hanging at an edge for even a greater fall. Very dangerous. Bloomberg article

“Over the past few years there has been a boom in company profits, house price increases, and mergers and acquisitions.Driving this have been low interest rates that have made it cheap for companies and consumers to borrow cash and finance purchases.That period of cheap cash now seems to been coming to an end with central banks worldwide, including the Bank of England, raising their main rates to slow stubbornly high inflation.

Is stagflation going to pose a risk to world economies too? Are we entering into a time of stagflation? BBC news. Business article – World Stocks fall

definition – Stagflation Investopedia

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