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Business investment outlook
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The recovery of business investment has been very weak in the aftermath of the Great Recession. In the past year, nonresidential investment has been declining. What is most concerning is that not only structures with the drop mostly tied to the decline of oil prices, but also equipment spending has been declining. This webcast will focus on sectors behind this decline and whether it was only a transitory phenomenon or a longer-term trend.
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Bart van Ark
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