Tag Archives: Growth

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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Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies

The World Bank has recently published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies”. Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, …
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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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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019

The 49th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (22—25 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) aims to foster dialogue that shapes a new framework for global cooperation. The programme, initiatives and  projects of the meeting are focused on the theme “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The Annual Meeting remains the …
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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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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2018

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces escalating risks including rising trade tensions and tightening financial conditions. Growth forecasts for next year have been revised down for most of the world’s major economies. Global GDP is …
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EU Regions and the Upgrading for the Digital Age

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following report: “EU regions and the upgrading for the digital age” by Antonio Vezzani, Emanuele Pugliese and Petros Gkotsis. In this work they use patent data from the European patent office (EPO) to assess the capabilities of EU regions in developing digital technologies …
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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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Industrial R&D Continued to Grow Substantially in 2017

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Policy brief: “Industrial R&D continued to grow substantially in 2017” by Petros Gkotsis, Hector Hernández and Antonio Vezzani. In this Issue: • R&D funded by the business sector increased in the EU by 5.6%, below the 6.1% global rate and the US …
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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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