Tag Archives: Growth

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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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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