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CITY VIEWS: HOW DO YOU FEEL IN LIGHT OF HSBC BOSS MICHAEL GEOGHEGAN'S WARNING OF A DOUBLE-DIP RECESSION?

<strong>PATRICK CROSS </strong>THOMSON REUTERS<br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re definitely heading into a recovery, technically speaking, but it is unwise to get too confident, too soon. Consumers need evidence of improvement before they&rsquo;ll head out to the shops. A double-dip recession is a possibility, if confidence doesn&rsquo;t rise.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />JEREMY LEIVERS </strong> HALLIWELLS<br />&ldquo;We could certainly see a double dip, but the second slump won&rsquo;t be as severe as the first. Rather than being concerned about that, however, the bigger worry is our national debt. It will take a long while before we see a real return to prosperity.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />TOBY STEPHENS </strong>HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN<br />&ldquo;A second dip is realistic, but it won&rsquo;t be as severe as the first. It isn&rsquo;t necessarily a bad thing, either. People have learnt from the downturn, and now know how to avoid it in the future.<br /><br />To hope for an unhindered upwards curve is unrealistic.&rdquo;