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Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century

The World Bank has just published the report “Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century”. Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this book shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity …
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The rise and fall of American growth: the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon.

Overview: In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seventy-two years. Weaving …
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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2017

The OECD has just published the “Economic Survey of Spain 2017”. According to the report, the Spanish economy is enjoying a robust recovery from a deep recession, with structural reforms contributing to high growth rates and a gradual decline in unemployment. However, further measures to promote innovative business investment and improve skills are needed to …
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The Chinese Consumer in 2030

The Economist Intelligence Unit has just published the report “The Chinese consumer in 2030.” According to the study, the Chinese consumer has finally come of age. The traditional drivers of China’s economy, investment and exports, are struggling, but the country’s consumers keep spending. Private consumption is now the main driver of economic growth in China, …
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Global Economic Prospects – January 2016

The World Bank has just published the report, “Global Economic Prospects: spillovers amid weak growth.” According to the study, weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economics gain speed. …
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Aging in East Asia and Pacific

The World Bank has just published the report “Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific.” The study shows that East Asia is aging faster than any other region in history, which could lead to a steep drop in the size of its workforce and sharp increases in public spending on pensions, health …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2015

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Uneven Growth: Short- and Long-Term Factors,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Navigating Monetary Policy Challenges and Managing Risks;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Now Is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth.” According to the WEO, potential output …
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Going for Growth 2015

The OECD has just published the “Going for Growth 2015” report. According to the study determined and systemic action to implement a comprehensive reform agenda across a wide range of policy areas offers governments the best chance to boost weak demand, restore healthy economic growth, create jobs and ensure that the gains are broadly shared …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – October 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook(WEO), “Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties.” According to the report a weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions. The IMF growth forecasts for the world economy has been revised downward to 3.3 percent for this year, 0.4 percentage point …
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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2014

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Spain. According to the report, Spain is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. However, the key challenge now is to enhance growth and reduce unemployment significantly. The OECD identifies unemployment as Spain’s most pressing economic …
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