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02.03.00 – SPECIAL ECONOMIC AREAS

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 »

GA / CUBA EMBARGO

For the 23rd consecutive year, the General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors gathering for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington this week will discuss how to break through a prolonged period of low growth and generate more growth and more jobs. IMF

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PREVIEW

The International Monetary Fund's latest assessment of the global economy is that both advanced and emerging markets are failing to deliver job-creating growth this year. While the economic recovery creeps ahead, it's threatened by stubbornly low inflation in many countries and financial markets that look optimistically high. IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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