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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – October 2020

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “A Long and Difficult Ascent,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Bridge to Recovery,” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “Policies for the Recovery.” According to the WEO, global growth is projected at -4.4% in 2020 – an upward revision …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2020 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Tentative Stabilization, Sluggish Recovery?” Global growth is projected to rise from an estimated 2.9 percent in 2019 to 3.3 percent in 2020 and 3.4 percent for 2021—a downward revision of 0.1 percentage point for 2019 and 2020 and 0.2 for 2021 compared to those …
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IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Europe – November 2019

The IMF has just published the Regional Economic Outlook: Europe. Economic activity in Europe has slowed on the back of weakness in trade and manufacturing. For most of the region, the slowdown remains externally driven. However, some signs of softer domestic demand have started to appear, especially in investment. Services and domestic consumption have been …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – October 2019

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers,” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Lower for Longer;” and the Fiscal Monitor (FM), “How to Mitigate Climate Change.” According to the WEO, global growth is forecast at 3.0 percent for 2019, its …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – April 2019 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery.” After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China’s growth declined following a combination of needed regulatory tightening to rein …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – January 2019 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “A Weakening Global Expansion.” The global expansion has weakened. Global growth for 2018 is estimated at 3.7 percent, as in the October 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast, despite weaker performance in some economies, notably Europe and Asia. The global economy is projected to …
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OECD Economic Survey of Spain 2018

The OECD has recedntly published the “Economic Survey of Spain 2018”. According to the report, the Spanish economy continues its strong growth, thanks to past structural reforms, robust employment growth and accommodative macroeconomic policies. However, the legacy of the crisis has not yet been fully overcome and imbalances remain. The robust recovery provides an opportunity …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – October 2018 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Challenges to Steady Growth.” The report projects that global growth will remain steady over this year and next, at last year’s rate of 3.7 percent. This growth exceeds that achieved in any of the years between 2012 and 2016, and it occurs as many …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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