Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?

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(CC) Global Economic Prospects_01_2018/World BankThe 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 moderate slightly to 2.2 percent in 2018, as central banks gradually remove their post-crisis accommodation and the upturn in investment growth stabilizes. Growth in emerging market and developing economies as a whole is projected to strengthen to 4.5 percent in 2018, as activity in commodity exporters continues to recover amid firming prices.

Download the January 2018 Global Economic Prospects report.