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December 19, 2014 - Oil prices fell to less than $60/barrel in mid-December 2014, reaching their lowest level in five years, bringing the cumulative fall in line with that of other commodity prices compared to their early 2011 peaks...more  (253 KB)

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Recent Issues

December
12
Strengthening of the U.S. dollar has sparked a flurry of warnings...(252 KB)
03 An environment of exceptionally low interest rates...(251 KB)

November
21
China’s stock of credit has risen sharply in recent years...(439 KB)
14 Oil prices dropped almost 20 percent..(704 KB).
07 Euro Area economic indicators have deteriorated in recent months...(392 KB)

October
31
As of October 27, 2014 the total number of Ebola cases was 13,703...(251 KB)
17 Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are expected to grow...(247 KB)
10 The Chinese authorities announced a comprehensive program...(247 KB)
03  Russia’s real GDP expanded 0.8 percent (y/y)...(349 KB)

September
26
Energy subsidies in developing countries amount to 4.3 percent of GDP...(135 KB)
19 The rise of ISIS in the Middle East is a geopolitical risk...(276 KB)
12 Continued momentum of US economic activity in the third quarter...(290 KB)
05 Markets have reacted positively to imminent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine...(380 KB)

August (ON RECESS)

July
25
Five developing-country central banks increased policy rates...
17  Growth in China was 7.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014...(437 KB)
10 The recovery of merchandise imports has been much more solid...(468 KB)
03  For the first time in four decades...(315 KB)

June
27
The June edition of the Financial Markets Outlook...(310 KB)
20 Financial markets responded calmly to developments...(494 KB)
12 The June 10th edition of Global Economic Prospects...(295 KB)
06 Global Economic Prospects revised projections for developing-country growth...(202 KB)

May
30
Monetary policy tightening in developing countries has slowed...(358 KB)
23 Disappointing first quarter GDP growth in the U.S....(461 KB)
16 Sovereign bonds have performed well this year...(681 KB)
09 April readings of the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)...(221 KB)
02  Currency depreciation since May 2013...(324 KB)

April
25
Retail sales decelerated across developing countries at the start of 2014...(205 KB)
18 Industrial output in most developing countries continued to strengthen..(302 KB).
11 Renewed risk appetite among global investors...(229 KB) 
04
After faltering in February... (423 KB)

March
28
Employment has staged a sustained rebound in the United States...(253 KB)
21 International food prices have risen sharply...(377 KB)
14 Industrial output growth in developing countries has weakened...(356 KB)
07 Gross capital flows to developing countries declined sharply in February 2014...(342 KB)

February
28 
GDP growth moderated in China...(368 KB)
21 The recovery in high income economies is continuing...(200 KB)
14 Several developing country currencies have depreciated since start of the year...(239 KB)
06 A sell-off that started in developing country equity markets... (186 KB)

January 2014
31
Developing-country financial markets have retreated..(186 KB).
24  Industrial production in developing countries gained momentum in November...(266 KB)
16 Growth in developing economies is expected to pick up modestly...(221 KB)
09 US Federal Reserve started to taper off its unprecedented monetary stimulus...(279 KB)

 

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