16 Oct 2018, 10:45 — 1 min read
Definition: Business Cycle is also referred to as economic cycle and trade cycle. It is the downward and upward movement of a country's GDP across its long-term growth trend. It is a period of a single boom (upward) and contraction (downward) in sequence. Business cycle can be referred to as fluctuation of economy over a period of time. Effects of business cycles are managed by governments through fiscal policies and monetary policies.
Example: In 2008, the economy contracted by 2.8% immediately in the first quarter and rebounded by 2.1% in the next quarter. One would think that the economy is recovering, however the business cycle reversed into contraction and continued till end of the year.
Business Insight: A decent understanding of the 4 critical stages of a business cycle can help a business foresee its performance based on the stage of the business cycle and plan activities accordingly.
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