Tag Archives: Growth

IMF World Economic Outlook – July 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “An Uneven Global Recovery Continues.” According to the report the global growth projection for 2014 has been marked down by 0.3 percent to 3.4 percent, reflecting both the legacy of the weak first quarter, particularly in the United States, and a less optimistic outlook …
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OECD Economic Survey of Germany

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Germany. According to the report, Germany’s current economic success offers a good platform for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, but further reforms will be necessary over the medium and long term. Among the priorities are making the tax system more socially just and environmentally friendly; …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2014

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices.” According to the WEO, global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to …
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Economic Growth and Equality Goes Together

The International Monetary Fund has just published the paper “Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth.” According to the study, economies with high levels of inequality suffered lower growth than countries that distributed incomes more evenly. That equality seems to drive higher and more sustainable growth does not in itself support efforts to redistribute. In particular, inequality may …
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Structural Reforms can Smooth Return to Growth

The OECD has just published its latest Going for Growth report. According to the study, the adoption of ambitious structural reform agendas will provide governments with the possibility of returning to “strong, sustainable and balanced economic growth that creates jobs and reduces inequality”. The report compares progress that different countries have made on economic policy …
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Jobs and Growth

The IMF has just published the book titled “Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery”. The study looks at key aspects needed to lead Europe out of its crisis seizing its growth potential and creating new jobs. IMF staff identifies key challenges to boosting growth and employment over the medium-term and describes a roadmap for …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – Jan 2014 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Is the Tide Rising?” According to the report global activity strengthened during the second half of 2013, as anticipated in the October 2013 WEO. Activity is expected to improve further in 2014–15, largely on account of recovery in the advanced economies. Global growth is …
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OECD’s Regions at a Glance 2013

The OECD has just published the “Regions at a Glance 2013” report. The study shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies. It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in …
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Africa by Numbers 2013-14

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa has increased significantly over the last decade and this trend is set to continue, but the decision on where to invest in this vast and diverse continent can prove challenging, according to Ernst & Young’s “Africa by Numbers: Assessing market attractiveness in Africa” report. The study sets out the …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – Oct 2013

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Transitions and Tensions,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Transition Challenges to Stability;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Taxing Times.” According to the WEO, global growth is in low gear, and the drivers of activity are changing. These dynamics …
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