Stefane Marion, Chief Economist
At this juncture, we take comfort from the fact that the yield curve remains steep despite a positive output gap. We are nowhere near inversion, a powerful signal of an incoming downturn. This bodes well for growth over the coming year. So unless a policy mistake happens soon, the current business cycle is on track to become the longest on record.
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