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Last Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Coronavirus: the World Economy at Risk

The coronavirus presents the global economy with its greatest danger since the financial crisis, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Growth was weak but stabilising until the coronavirus Covid-19 hit. Restrictions on movement of people, goods and services, and containment measures such as factory closures have cut manufacturing and domestic demand sharply in …
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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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Latest Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Warning: Low Growth Ahead

The global economy has become increasingly fragile and uncertain, with growth slowing and downside risks continuing to mount, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Economic prospects are weakening for both advanced and emerging economies, and global growth could get stuck at persistently low levels without firm policy action from governments, according to the …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment”. Global growth has continued to soften this year. Subdued investment in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is dampening potential growth prospects. Risks to the outlook remain firmly on the downside, including the possibility of escalating trade tensions. …
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OECD Economic Outlook – May 2019

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global growth slowed sharply in late 2018 and is now stabilising at a moderate level. Escalating trade conflicts and dangerous financial vulnerabilities threaten a new weakening of activity by undermining investment and confidence worldwide. The global economy is expected to achieve moderate …
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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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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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