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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: 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: 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 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 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: 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

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: the sell-off in Eurozone government bonds continued throughout the week; U.S. unemployment rate went down to its lowest level since May 2008, while the trade deficit climbed to its highest level in 6 years; Eurozone retail sales fell for the first time in 6 months; Brazil’s Composite Output Index continued to fall in April; Kenya’s PMI jumped in April. ... See More +

Newsletter 98997 MAY 08, 2015

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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: when imposed in a non-targeted fashion, the economic benefits of subsidies are concentrated on higher income households, as they consume more subsidized energy than poor ones; falling oil prices reduce the need for fuel subsidies and provide an opportunity for subsidy and energy tax reforms; and a broad spectrum of measures can be used to provide more effective means of supporting the poor. ... See More +

Newsletter 98996 MAY 01, 2015

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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: Swiss central bank rattled markets; Russia’s inflation climbed sharply in December; Global sovereign bond yields fell to record lows; U.S. retail sales declined in December; benign financing conditions through much of 2014 have allowed developing countries to tap international bond markets at a record pace; expanding supply and concerns about global growth prospects have reduced commodity prices—and especially sharply oilprices; and since the global financial crisis, world trade growth has slowed significantly from the trend of the 1990s and early 2000s, as a result of both weak global growth and lower responsiveness of world trade to activity. ... See More +

Newsletter 98943 JAN 16, 2015

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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: oil prices fell to new lows; the euro continued to slide; investor sentiment in the Eurozone improved; China’s service sector continued to strengthen; Brazil’s industrial production remained weak; many Emerging Market and Frontier Market Economies (EMEs and FMEs) implemented fiscal stimulus during the great recession of 2008 and 2009; countercyclical fiscal policy is associated with greater fiscal space; and Developing economies need to rebuild their fiscal space in the medium-term to keep countercyclical fiscalpolicy available. ... See More +

Newsletter 98942 JAN 09, 2015

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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: lower oil prices will have a marked impact on oil producers but their effect will be diffused for oil importers; and an opportunity for energy subsidy reform. ... See More +

Newsletter 98941 DEC 19, 2014

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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: global interest rates remain exceptionally low; developing-country bond issuances on track for a record year; and Risk of sudden changes in market expectations. ... See More +

Newsletter 98940 DEC 05, 2014

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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: China’s credit-to-GDP ratio reached 251 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in mid-2014,up from 156 percent at the end of 2007; a disorderly unwinding of debt would dent Chinese growth, with adverse impacts on the global economy; and however, the government currently has sufficient buffers to intervene at times of stress. ... See More +

Newsletter 98939 NOV 21, 2014

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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: oil prices dropped almost 20 percent between May and October 2014; they dropped to $78/bbl in mid-November, for the first time since the 2008 and 2009 financil crisis; and a sustained decline in oil prices could worsen the fiscal positions ofoil producers but it would support growth in oil importing countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 98938 NOV 14, 2014

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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: Euro Area economic indicators have steadily weakened in recent months, increasing concerns that the bloc may be on a path of secular stagnation; and very low growth in the Euro Area could have deep repercussions for many other economies. ... See More +

Newsletter 98937 NOV 06, 2014

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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: the chinese authorities announced a comprehensive program of structural reform measures in the third plenum session in November 2013; the structural reform effort aims to facilitate resource reallocation to sectors with high returns; and the success of the reforms will be critical for the future of China. ... See More +

Newsletter 98936 OCT 10, 2014

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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: Russia’s economy has continued to weaken as the full effect of western sanctions begins to take hold; geopolitical uncertainty and the pace of structural reforms will drive Russia’s medium-term growth outlook; and a stronger private investment growth and a rise in consumer sentiment would be needed for Russia to return on a higher growth path. ... See More +

Newsletter 98935 OCT 03, 2014

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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: among developing countries, fossil fuel subsidies on average amount to 4.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) with wide variation across countries; though energy subsidies are motivated by socioeconomic goals, they can encourage excess consumption and tend to benefit the poorest households less than others; and the political economy of implementing subsidy reforms remains a challenge. ... See More +

Newsletter 98934 SEP 26, 2014

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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: labor market indicators continue to improve in the US, notwithstanding a temporary fall in new payroll employment in August; and in contrast, Euro area labor markets remain weak contributing to additional monetary easing. ... See More +

Newsletter 98933 SEP 12, 2014

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