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In Europe, the eurozone's Purchasing Managers Index dropped to its lowest point in the past three months, to 48.7. Any reading of this measurement under the level of 50 indicates an economic contraction, further supporting the notion that the eurozone is already in the midst of another recession, especially since its economy contracted 0.3% last quarter (an official recession requires two consecutive quarters of contraction). On a similar note, HSBC's Purchasing Managers Index for China also declined to its lowest point in four months, underscoring the notion that China's rate of growth is slowing. That's alarming, especially given the weak economic condition of the developed world's economies.
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Further exacerbating concerns over the health of the global economy, shipping powerhouse FedEx
What it all means
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