An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

The global downturn is bottoming out and optimists are right on the money

  • Germany and China are the workshops of the world, and the best places to see early shoots of recovery. The latest German business sentiment data and Chinese factory numbers suggest that better times might be around the corner

An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
An employee works on a production line manufacturing steel structures at a factory in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photo: Reuters
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.