Recessions are unpleasant, but they are a part of the normal economic cycle and have an important role to play to ensure competitiveness and productivity remain strong, says Hector Kilpatrick, chief investment officer of Cornelian Asset Management.
Previously issued similar warning about China
William Ball, senior equity analyst at Sanlam Private Wealth, discusses the advantage of underappreciated companies during times of market uncertainty.
Monetary tools available
Last September, we estimated the chances of a US recession occurring in 2016 as one in three. This prediction was less bold than it sounds since recessions have occurred, on average, about once every five years in US history.
Stronger growth in industrialised economies
Said likelihood of recession is around 25%
Equities already entered a bear market
55% chance of global recession
Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has warned major economies are entering a recession that will be "remembered in a hundred years".
Vladimir Putin has said Russia could take as long as two years to recover from its burgeoning economic crisis.
Acknowledging that the forecasting consensus has missed many of the big stories of recent years, analysts at HSBC have attempted to outline the biggest potential risks for investors in 2015.
Japan's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the third quarter of 2014, according to revised gross domestic product (GDP) figures.
It has been a turbulent couple of months for policy makers in Japan.
The UK will narrowly escape a triple-dip recession with economic growth for Q1 forecast to be 0.1%, acccording to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research(NIESR).
The UK economy will post growth of 0.6% this year, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a downward revision from its December forecast.
Threadneedle's head of US equities Cormac Weldon considers how far along the road to recovery the US really is, as well as which sectors will support and benefit from the economic revival.
Britain is on track for a triple-dip recession, one of the nation's leading forecasters has signalled, as new figures on the UK's manufacturing industry dealt a blow to recovery hopes and sent sterling crashing to a fresh two-and-a-half year low.
UK GDP contracted 0.3% in the last quarter of 2012, according the second reading of the data.
The UK will avoid falling into a 'triple-dip' recession but external forces still pose a danger to the economy, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
A leading thinktank has urged the government to take drastic steps to stimulate economic growth in the UK, as another forecast a 50/50 chance of a triple-dip recession.
Business secretary Vince Cable has said the UK could see a triple-dip recession, and event a Japan-style 'lost decade' of zero growth.
The global economy remains beset with problems, from low or non-existent growth in developed Western economies, to a slowdown in China.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has downgraded its outlook for the UK economy.