This was due to the appreciation of the yen, which made export difficult and slowed domestic sales. Since then, Japan has been second behind the U.S. for total annual production. Recently, however, the situation has changed again due to the worldwide recession."A0000383", "2538351"
Mobile telephones have become ubiquitous in Japan and are offering an increasing range of functions. Although mobile phone proliferation leveled off somewhat after 2001, the number of subscriptions had reached 87 million as of April 2005."NIPO-112", "2402974"
In the days ahead, I will propose removing the roadblocks that have slowed our economy and reduced productivity."USPIA401", "2365565"
show a clear sign of slowdown of economic expansion
dull the sense of taste on one side of the tongue
cut productivity growth
slow spread of disease
Rising oil prices can put a dent in ［on］ economic growth and hurt corporate earnings.
slow economic growth
slowdown in economic growth
Growth will slow down and inflation will edge up.
The economic growth will slow down or even be negative.