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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016

  From 20 to 23 January, over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Critical current challenges, such as security, climate change and “new normal” global …
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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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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015.” The report, which covers 112 economies, seeks to improve our understanding of how countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save and invest. Six …
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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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The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing

The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff, a development that could power a new wave of productivity growth in many industries and lead to changes of up to 5 percentage points in the cost competitiveness of major export economies relative to the U.S., according to new research by The Boston …
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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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East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

The World Bank has just published “East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape: Measuring a Decade of Spatial Growth.” According to the report, almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010. For the first time, the data compares urban areas and their populations in a consistent manner across East Asia. The study …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2015 Update

The IMF has just published the World Economic Outlook (WEO) January 2015 Update. Four key developments have shaped the global outlook since the WEO October 2014 Update: Oil prices in US dollars have declined by about 55 percent since September. The decline is partly due to unexpected demand weakness in some major economies. While global …
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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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Spain: Growth with Jobs

The new ILO report, “Spain: Growth with jobs”, investigates the specific challenges facing Spain in the aftermath of the crisis. According to the study, the Spanish economy has started to recover from the crisis, driven mainly by strong export growth. However, the economic, employment and social repercussions from the crisis remain significant. A range of …
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