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Advanced Economies Growing Again But Some Emerging Economies Slowing

A moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.  Growth is proceeding at encouraging rates in North America, Japan and the UK. The euro area as a whole is out of recession, although output remains weak in a number of countries. Growth has slowed in some …
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IMF. World Economic Outlook. Jul 2013 Update

The IMF has just released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Growing Pains”. According to the report the global economy is growing more slowly than expected, with risks to that growth increasing especially in emerging markets. Global growth is now projected at 3.1 for 2013 and 3.8 percent for 2014, a downward revision of ¼ …
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OECD Economic Outlook 2013

The OECD has just published the Economic Outlook 2013. According to the report the global economy is moving forward, but divergence between countries and regions reflects the uneven progress made toward recovery from the economic crisis. Historically high unemployment remains the most serious challenge facing governments. World real gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013

The World Economic Forum has just published in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) the “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013”. The study analyses and benchmarks countries’ competitiveness in the Arab world. According to the report the Arab world must improve its economic competitiveness if the region is to solve its biggest …
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African Economic Outlook 2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly with the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published the “African Economic Outlook 2013: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources.” According to the report, Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way …
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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 update

The UN has just published the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 mid-year survey. The reports notes than since late 2012, new policy initiatives in major developed economies have reduced systemic risks and helped stabilize consumer, business and investor confidence, but with very limited improvement on economic growth. Global growth has been revised slightly downward …
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Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

World Economic Forum, has just published “The Africa Competitiveness Report”. The study highlights areas requiring policy action and investment to ensure Africa lays the foundation for inclusive and sustained growth. Under the theme “Connecting Africa’s Markets in a Sustainable Way”, the report explores how Africa can connect its markets and communities through increased regional integration …
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IMF Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, “Time to Rebuild Policy Space.” According to the REO, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3½ percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – April 2013

The IMF has just released two reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Hopes, Realities, and Risks;” and the Fiscal Monitor, “Fiscal Adjustment in an Uncertain World.” According to the WEO, global economic prospects have improved again, but the bumpy recovery and skewed macroeconomic policy mix in advanced economies are complicating policymaking in emerging market …
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Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind

The OECD has just published its latest Interim Economic Assessment. The Assessment says that global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery. According to the report, the G7 economies are expected to grow at an annualized 2.4 per cent rate in the first quarter …
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