Tag Archives: Growth

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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Europe’s Competitiveness

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has just published the “International Restructuring Study 2013,” entitled “Europe’s competitiveness.” According to the survey Europe’s economy is in the doldrums. Yet companies are still looking to the future with a positive mindset. 76% of survey respondents expect a return to robust economic growth in 2015. But the prospects for European …
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Tales from the Development Frontier

The World Bank has just published the study entitled “Tales from the Development Frontier: How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity.” Despite widespread agreement among economists that labor-intensive manufacturing has contributed mightily to rapid development in China and other fast-growing economies, most developing countries have had little success in …
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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Company Growth Dynamics

Entrepreneurs are key drivers of economic and social progress. Rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are often viewed as important sources of innovation, productivity growth and employment (small and medium sized enterprises account for 97% of all jobs in emerging economies). Many governments are therefore trying to actively promote entrepreneurship through various forms of support. The World …
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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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