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DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 109351 FEB 26, 2016

Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

This issue highlights the following headings: monthly highlights; special focus: spillovers in Europe and Central Asia; major data releases; other reports from prospects group; recent World Bank (WB) country reports; annex table: economic developments; and annex table: financial markets. ... See More +

Newsletter 103023 JAN 01, 2016

Stocker,Marc; Baffes,John; Ding,Xiaodan; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Gong,Xinghao; Kim,Eung Ju; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T. Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Eurozone Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was confirmed at 0.3 percent in Third Quarter (Q3); Russia remained in recession in Q3; Brazil’s consumer price inflation climbed to a twelve-year high; Turkey’s GDP rose more than expected in Q3; Mozambique announced foreign exchange controls; The nuclear agreement with Iran places limitations on Iran’s nuclear program and lifts nuclear-related sanctions by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, and the United States; Upon the lifting of sanctions, Iran could almost immediately start exporting its forty million barrels of oil in floating storage; Over the long term, Iran also has the potential to produce and export significant volumes of natural gas. ... See More +

Newsletter 103028 DEC 11, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Trang Nguyen; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States (U.S.) ... See More +

Newsletter 103027 NOV 20, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Trang Nguyen; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States job growth accelerated in October; European Commission revised Eurozone growth forecasts for 2015 to 2016; Brazil’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)fell in October;Industrial Production (IP) contracted further; Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased modestly in third quarter; Angola made debut international bond issue; heavy dependence on commodities for export earnings and fiscal revenues has created vulnerabilities for commodity exporting Low-Income Countries (LICs) to commodity price movements; sharp commodity price declines have disrupted new foreign investments and in some cases production in extractive-based industries; Country specific factors will likely become more important, including changes in domestic mineral policy regimes. ... See More +

Newsletter 101229 NOV 06, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Khan,Tahseen Sayed; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States (U.S.) job growth exceeded expectations in November; European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled new stimulus measures; India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth accelerated in Third Quarter (Q3); Brazil’s GDP contracted more than expected in Q3; Kenya’s inflation rate at 15-month high in November, Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI edged up; Demand from China, and, to a significantly lesser extent, India, tilted global commodity consumption towards coal and metals during 2000 - 2014; The diverging contributions of China and India to global commodity consumption during the 2000s reflect different income elasticities and, for metals specifically, different growth engines in China and India; Going forward, China and India’s role in global commodity consumption will be shaped by how quickly they catch up with advanced country per capita consumption levels and their rates of economic and population growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 103029 NOV 04, 2015

Trang Nguyen; Gong,Xinghao; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

Global growth in Q3 is currently estimated at about 2.4 percent (q-o-q, saar), little changed from previous quarters. Growth in the U.S. and the Euro Area slowed in Q3, while Japan’s economy contracted. ... See More +

Newsletter 103026 NOV 01, 2015

Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Stocker,Marc; Baffes,John; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Ding,Xiaodan; Gong,Xinghao; Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Kim,Eung Ju; Nguyen, Trang; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T. Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates unchanged, but signaled the possibility of more stimulus;China’s third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was weakest since 2009; South Korean GDP growth saw best quarter since 2010; Uganda hiked interest rate as inflation reached a two-year high; World Bank revised down price forecasts for oil and most other commodities;a boom in global commodity prices in the 2000s sparked investment in commodity exploration and production in Low-Income Countries (LICs); new sources of funding and technological innovations spurred mining investment and exploration in frontier regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa; higher production and exploration has also been possible in many LICs due to an improvement in the business climate. ... See More +

Newsletter 101228 OCT 23, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Khan,Tahseen Sayed; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States consumer price index was stable in September; Industrial Production (IP) declined for second consecutive month;Eurozone IP declined at the fastest pace in a year; fitch cut Brazil’s credit rating to lowest investment grade; India’s consumer price inflation and IP accelerated; inflation edged up in Nigeria and Ghana; adjustments to the upcoming fed tightening cycle could be smooth, but there is a risk that it is accompanied by bouts of financial market volatility; allowing exchange rates to adjust will be an important buffer to shocks emanating from rising U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 101227 OCT 16, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Stocker,Marc; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

Mixed signals on the trajectory of U.S. economic growth are complicating the Fed interest rate decision. Euro Area industrial production declined at the fastest pace in a year in the third quarter, but economic activity may be rebounding this month. ... See More +

Newsletter 103025 OCT 01, 2015

Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Baffes,John; Bui,Anh Mai; Gong,Xinghao; Kim,Eung Ju; Nguyen, Trang; Stocker,Marc; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T. Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook : understanding El Nino (English)

Ample supplies and weak demand, especially for industrial commodities, contributed to the continued slide in most commodity prices in the third quarter of 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 102669 OCT 01, 2015

Baffes,John; Streifel,Shane S.; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Eurozone economy grew more than initially estimated; United States producer prices were unchanged in August; Standard and Poor's (S&P) downgraded Brazil's Sovereign Rating; Turkey’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP) growth accelerated in second quarter 2015; China’s foreign reserves fell sharply in August; Tanzania’s inflation held steady in August; the launch of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing (QE) program has helped maintain low global financing costs; The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing may gradually shift the source of funding for some developing countries; and by comparison, United States QE programs in 2008-2014 were associated with a considerable increase in debt flows to non-US residents. ... See More +

Newsletter 99758 SEP 11, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

As in the first quarter, global growth of about 2.3 percent (saar) disappointed in the second quarter of 2015. In August, equity markets corrected sharply (40 percent from mid-June) in China and fell across developing countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 103024 SEP 01, 2015

Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Baffes,John; Bui,Anh Mai; Gong,Xinghao; Kim,Eung Ju; Nguyen, Trang Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Greece re-opened banks and made some payments to international creditors, while its parliament approved a second round of reforms; Eurozone Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell more than expected in July; United States existing home sales jumped to highest level in over eight years, while initial jobless claims fell to a 42-yearlow; China flash manufacturing PMI fell noticeably in July; commodity prices expected to remain weak in 2015 despite a slight rebound in oil price; some of the effects of negative rates are qualitatively analogous to those of very low but non-negative rates; that said, negative nominal interest rates may have undesirable side effects on financial stability, such as theerosion of bank profitability; negative rates may also exert pressures on non-bank financial institutions; negative rates may encourage excessive risk-taking; negative rates might potentially necessitate a redesign of the functioning of financial transactions. ... See More +

Newsletter 99756 JUL 24, 2015

Nguyen,Trang Van; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: European institutions moved to re-open funding to Greece; China’s Second Quarter (Q2) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew more than expected; United States (U.S) retail sales fell unexpectedly in June; German inflation slowed markedly in June; Ghana paused interest rate-tightening cycle; Policy rates provide the benchmark for short-term borrowing costs throughout the economy, including shorterdated bonds; That said, a key reason for negative sovereign yields in core European countries is technical, a result of demand pressures stemming from the European Central Bank's (ECB)extended asset purchase program; Prospects of growing imbalances between the limited supply of eligible bonds and rising demand under the ECB quantitative easing program have pushed down yields in core Euro Area countries and, indirectly, in other European countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 99755 JUL 17, 2015

Trang Nguyen; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Greece submitted new economic reform proposal to bailout monitors; China’s stock market rebounded following a string of sharp declines; United States (U.S.) jobless claims rose; Eurozone retail sales growth slowed in June; Tanzania delayed borrowing plans; A number of major central banks in Europe have pushed key short-term policy rates into negative territory; The reasons for negative policy rates by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Riksbank are slightly different than those by the Danish National Bank (DNB) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB); The implementation of these negative policy interest rates have a common element; Negative deposit rates should provide some encouragement to banks to buy alternative assets and help boost lending. ... See More +

Newsletter 99754 JUL 10, 2015

Kim,Eung Ju; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG global monthly newsletter (English)

Recent indicators suggest a continued recovery in high-income countries. The U.S. labor market improved further in the second quarter, while manufacturing and services growth in the Euro Area moved up. ... See More +

Newsletter 99342 JUL 01, 2015

Arteta,Carlos; Eigen-Zucchi,Christian; Nguyen, Trang; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 99753 JUN 26, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 98999 MAY 22, 2015

Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao; Ratha,Dilip K. Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) growth saw its best performance in seven quarters; U.S. industrial production fell for the fifth consecutive month in April, while retail sales were unexpectedly flat,and producer prices fell; China’s industrial production expanded at a faster pace in April; Mexico’s industrial production growth remained moderate; Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP)growth slowed significantly in first quarter. ... See More +

Newsletter 98998 MAY 15, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

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