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Japan has [slipped / sloped] back into recession, leaving financial analysts to ponder over the [imperfections / implications] for the global economy. Japan's economy unexpectedly [shrank / shrunk] for the second [consecutively / consecutive] quarter. Two successive negative quarters [officialdom / officially] puts a country in recession. The slide in the [last / least] quarter has taken economists by [surprise / surprising] . Figures indicated that Japan's economy would [growth / grow] by 2.1 per cent in the last quarter. Instead, gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 1.6 per cent between July and September. Many economists [attribute / contribute] the fall to April's increase in sales tax from five to eight per cent. Many Japanese consumers have tightened their purse strings and are [simple / simply] not spending.

World leaders are worried that Japan's [slid / slide] back into recession could be [ominous / omnivorous] for the global economy. British leader David Cameron said the world was on the [blink / brink] of a second economic disaster. He told reporters he saw "red [warned / warning] lights" for the global economy because of international "instability and [uncannily / uncertainty]" and a slowing of growth in emerging markets, especially Brazil and China. Mr Cameron said the problems were "[plain / plane] to see". He added: "The Eurozone is [teetotalling / teetering] on the brink of a possible third recession, with high unemployment, falling growth and the [reality / real] risk of falling prices. Emerging markets, which were the [driver / pilot] of growth in the early stages of the [recovered / recovery] , are now slowing down."

 
 

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