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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 equity markets tumbled as oil prices declined further United States (U.S.) industrial production (IP) and retail sales contracted in December. Euro Area IP contracted, investor sentiment declined. India’s IP declined markedly, while inflation edged up. Tanzania gross domestic product (GDP) growth eased in third quarter. Reflecting their deepening integration into global supply chains, emerging markets now account for 32 percent of global trade, compared with 16 percent in 1994. The BRICS, in particular China, have played a significant role in global commodity markets. Emerging markets have started playing a major role in global financing flows, including foreign direct investment, banking and portfolio investment, remittances, and official development assistance.




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Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

DECPG Weekly Global Economic Brief (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.