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The Economic Pulse of the World

Cliff Young, Ipsos Public Affairs and John Wright, Ipsos Public Affairs and Chris Deeney, Ipsos Public Affairs , in Global @dvisory, 07/2010

Citizens in 24 countries assess the current state of their country's economy. Late 2008 and all of 2009 were years of global economic trauma—a massive shock to the system. The signs of this stress were everywhere. Stock markets fell, companies made massive lay offs, currencies were devalued and governments scrambled to staunch the bleeding by massive, deficit financed spending.