MAY DAY, MAY DAY: The Ultimate Guide To The Slowing Global Economy

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In the middle of last month we started assembling what we thought were clear signs that the economy is slowing down.Since then, those signs have only continued to build.

Since today is May Day throughout much of the world, we thought we’d update the list with some of the freshest data.

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