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Besides death, chronic malnutrition also causes impaired vision, listlessness, stunted growth and greatly increased susceptibility to disease. Severely malnourished people are unable to function at even a basic level. United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
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Global Downturn: In Pictures
Thursday, 19 March 2009

This is one of the most tumultuous times on record in the global financial markets.

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The Downturn in Facts and Figures
Friday, 08 August 2008

The panic in world financial markets has led to sharp falls in share prices and led to the contraction of credit markets. BBC News looks at how key indicators around the world have moved as recession fears grow.

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How to Successfully Navigate Your Business Through an Economic Downturn
Sunday, 14 September 2008

An economic downturn is a phase of the business cycle in which the economy as a whole is in decline.  This phase basically marks the end of the period of growth in the business cycle.  Economic downturns are characterised by decreased levels of consumer purchases (especially of durable goods) and, subsequently, reduced levels of production by businesses.

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