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African Economic Outlook 2015

The OECD Development Centre, jointly with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has just published the “African Economic Outlook 2015.” According to the report, with Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living …
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Business Risks in 2013

The UK insurance giant Lloyd’s of London has just released the Risk Index 2013, its annual report of risks facing global business. According to the Index, the biggest risk businesses face is high taxation, followed by loss of clients/cancellation of orders, cyber-threats, commodity prices and excessively strict regulation. To view the full report, click here.

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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African Economic Outlook 2013

The African Development Bank (AfDB) jointly with the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published the “African Economic Outlook 2013: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources.” According to the report, Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way …
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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 update

The UN has just published the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 mid-year survey. The reports notes than since late 2012, new policy initiatives in major developed economies have reduced systemic risks and helped stabilize consumer, business and investor confidence, but with very limited improvement on economic growth. Global growth has been revised slightly downward …
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Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind

The OECD has just published its latest Interim Economic Assessment. The Assessment says that global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery. According to the report, the G7 economies are expected to grow at an annualized 2.4 per cent rate in the first quarter …
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OECD Economic Survey of the Japan 2013

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Japan. According to the report Japan is poised for an economic expansion, but long-term growth prospects remain contingent on additional efforts to revitalize the economy and reduce unsustainable levels of public debt. The survey forecasts the Japanese economy will grow by about 1.5% annually in …
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IMF. World Economic Outlook. Jan 2013 Update

The IMF has just published the World Economic Outlook Update, titled “Gradual Upturn in Global Growth During 2013.” According to the report Global growth is projected to increase during 2013, as the factors underlying soft global activity are expected to subside. However, this upturn is projected to be more gradual than in the October 2012 …
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Global Economic Prospects – January 2013

The World Bank has just published the report, “Global Economic Prospects: Assuring Growth over the Medium Term”. According to the study, four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to focus on raising the growth potential of their …
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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2012

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. The report suggests that the global economy is expected to make a hesitant and uneven recovery over the coming two years. According to the report, decisive policy action is needed to ensure that stalemate over fiscal policy in the United States and continuing euroarea instability do …
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