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Global Macroeconomics

The World Bank monitors international economic and financial trends, regional issues, and major commodities to construct a consistent view for the world economy and the implications and risks to growth in developing countries. The global outlook is released twice a year through Global Economic Prospects. More timely short-term monitoring of developments are issued through Daily Briefs and Focus Topics.

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Bad weather in the US, the crisis in Ukraine, rebalancing in China, political strife in several middle-income economies, slow progress on structural reform, and capacity constraints are all contributing to disappointing growth for developing countries, says the June 2014 edition of Global Economic Prospects (GEP).

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Forecasts and short-term monitoring

Global Economic Prospects 2014 

A possible return to health by advanced economies has triggered a rebound in the world economy, although risks lurk from US taper. Developing economies need robust blueprints to sustain growth.

Regular economic monitoring

Daily, weekly and monthly updates on macroeconomic indicators, analysis of economic news and global trends and review of com-modity price movements.

Data and analytical tools

Forecast Data

Reviews of commodity markets and prices, along with price forecasts, that are important to growth in developing countries.

High Frequency Data

Updates on high-frequency developments impacting the global environment for growth among developing countries.

  • Industrial production
  • Inflation
  • International trade
  • Interest rates
  • Exchange rates
  • Equity markets

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TOOL: iSimulate

A free platform for economic simulations, allowing analysts anywhere in the world to access some of the World Bank's macroeconomic models




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