Cliche of the Week 21 – Headwinds

October 18, 2010 at 3:11 am 1 comment

Resistance is futile against the cruel headwinds suppressing the green shoots of economic recovery.

“Headwinds” is a current favourite of reporters describing the stop-start, sluggish crawl from the sick bed of the global financial crisis.

The word appears more than 500 times a week in newspapers, magazines and newswires.

“The new fiscal package is recognition of the economic headwinds Japan faces, but it also highlights the likely limitations of any stimulus.” Economist Intelligence Unit, October 8

“Still, Alcoa’s business faces headwinds. Increased costs for foreign exchange and energy, as well as other expenses, helped push the company’s net income lower year over year.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 8

“Still Nokia faces headwinds in its effort to turn its market share losses into gains.” The Wall Street Journal, October 8

“The market looks range bound for some time to come due to severe structural macro headwinds.” Financial Times , October 10

“But the real ascent in the share price has occurred since the beginning of July . . . Indeed, the stock is up 17 per cent since the start of September, when the headwinds of the Irish sovereign debt crisis were at their strongest.” The Sunday Times, October 10

Cliche of the Week appears Mondays in the Media section of The Australian newspaper.

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  • 1. Maryanne Khan  |  October 18, 2010 at 3:15 am

    We had enough headwinds of our own in Canberra last week — then there was the lousy weather as well.

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