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02.02.00 – ECONOMIC CONDITIONS

IMF / MALAYSIA

After a year of very strong growth of 6 percent, lower energy export prices in 2015 will likely contribute to growth moderating to a still impressive rate of close to 5 percent, say IMF economists. IMF

4 Mar 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GENDER

In a new report, the International Monetary Fund says that leveling the legal playing field for women holds real promise for the world, in both human and economic terms.  IMF

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / EGYPT

Following four years of political uncertainty and economic slowdown, Egypt has chosen a path of adjustment and reform which, if followed resolutely, will lead to economic stability and growth, the IMF said in its first comprehensive assessment of the North African nation's economy in five years. IMF / FILE

11 Feb 2015 | Read More »

ILO / EUROPE EMPLOYMENT

The International Labour Organization (ILO) said today that over 2.1 million new jobs could be generated by mid-2018 under the three-year investment plan put forward by European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker.  ILO

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Even with the sharp oil price decline—a net positive for global growth—world economic outlook is still subdued, weighed down by underlying weakness elsewhere, says the IMF's latest WEO Update.  IMF

19 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK /GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Following another disappointing year in 2014, developing countries should see an uptick in growth this year, boosted in part by soft oil prices, a stronger U.S. economy and continued low global interest rates, says the World Bank Group's Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. But the global recovery is fragile, especially in parts of Europe and [...]

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IMF / SOUTH AFRICA

A new IMF report said South Africa can celebrate significant progress in its first 20 years of democracy, but faces the challenge of reviving a weak economy and addressing elevated vulnerabilities; adding in structural reforms are essential to boosting sustainable, inclusive growth and job creation. IMF / RECENT

11 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD ECONOMIC REPORT

Global economic growth is forecast to continue increasing over the next two years, the United Nations reported today, despite legacies from the financial crisis continuing to weigh on growth, and the emergence of new challenges, including high unemployment. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ECONOMY IMPACT

Liberia -one of the three most affected countries by Ebola- could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. This West African country was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show [...]

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IMF / CAUCASUS CENTRAL ASIA

Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline by about one percentage point of GDP in response to the slowdown in Russia, the IMF says in its latest regional forecast. IMF

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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