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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?”. The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to …
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The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018 combines a survey of 750 multinational investors and corporate executives with detailed analysis and recommendations concerning FDI in developing countries. Co-authored by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice (T&C), the report considers developing countries as both sources and recipients of …
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Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century

The World Bank has just published the report “Riding the Wave: An East Asian Miracle for the 21st Century”. Developing East Asia has led the way in showing how rapid and broadly shared growth can lift millions out of poverty. And, as this book shows, the region has achieved even more: the wave of prosperity …
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Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank has just published “Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean”. According to the report, countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made major progress in reducing poverty and inequality, but frequent natural and man-made shocks threaten to drive many people back into poverty unless efforts …
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Doing Business 2018

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs”. The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 …
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Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

This report from the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice explains that the criteria for becoming a desirable manufacturing location are changing. Companies once influenced by the prospect of inexpensive labor costs are beginning to favor locations that can better take advantage of new technologies. The report is available from the World Bank …
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Doing Business 2017

The World Bank has just published “Doing Business 2016: Equal Opportunity for All.” The report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Doing Business …
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OECD report: Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016

Entrepreneurship at a Glance is an annual publication that presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship along with explanations of the policy context and interpretation of the data. This year’s report features wide-ranging indicators to monitor small business activity before, during and since the global economic crisis, assess international trade …
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Paying Taxes 2016: The Global Picture

Paying Taxes 2016, a joint effort of the World Bank Group and PwC, looks at tax regimes in 189 economies and provides an unrivalled global database. The results illustrate both successful reforms and reform challenges, as well as provide a platform for governments and businesses to engage in constructive discussion around tax reforms across a …
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