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June 24, 2016 -  The weakness in emerging market and developing economies in 2015 has extended into 2016. However, the aggregate growth performance masks a marked difference between commodity exporters and importers....more  (275 KB)

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June
17
Countries in East Asia and Pacific are deeply integrated in the global economy...(335 KB)
10
Europe and Central Asia is a region with a high degree of openness...(356 KB)
03 Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) is less open to global trade and finance...(332 KB)

May
27
South Asia’s integration with the global economy is low...(399 KB) 
20
Intraregional trade represents a growing share of Sub-Sahara Africa’s trade...(376 KB)
13 The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is highly open...(355 KB)
06 Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects...(249 KB)

April
29 Commodity price cycle, sound macroeconomic management are important...(295 KB)
22 Between resource discovery and production, investment growth rises...(259 KB)
15 Major resource discoveries have transformed growth prospects...(473 KB)
08 What are the empirical linkages...(442 KB)
01 What do the data say about exchange rate regimes...(393 KB)

March
25
Choices with respect to exchange rate regimes and capital account policies
18 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) aims to promote a common regulatory approach
11 The Trans-Pacific Partnership, if ratified by all, could raise member countries’ GDP
04 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will expand mutual market access

February
26
On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries...(453 KB)
19 Major emerging markets have been source of additional commodity demand...(383 KB)
12 A cyclical downturn in BRICS...(382 KB)
05 Growth slowdowns can be transmitted through trade...(410 KB)

January
29
On average, a 1 percentage point decline in BRICS...(481 KB)
22 Emerging and frontier markets have become more pronounced...(415 KB)
15 A growth slowdown in emerging markets...(455 KB)
08 BRICS growth has been slowing since 2010...(455 KB)

December
11
An international agreement on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s...(455 KB)
04 Demand from China and India, significantly raised global demand...(455 KB)

November
20
China’s engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa has expanded greatly...(442 KB)
13 Rising farm output, remittances, and public investment...(388 KB)
06 Commodity exporting low-income countries (LICs)...(409 KB)

October
30 
The commodity boom boosted investment and exports...(413 KB)
23
Rising global commodity prices and demand...(408 KB)
16 Should risks around the Fed tightening materialize...(410 KB)
09 Upcoming tightening cycle by U.S. Federal Reserve should proceed smoothly...(490 KB)
02 The approaching liftoff in U.S. policy rates...(384 KB)

September
25
A sharp increase in U.S. long-term yields...(350 KB)
18 A liftoff in U.S. policy interest rates has been delayed...(352 KB)
11 European Central Bank’s Quantitative Easing...(331 KB)

August - ON RECESS

July|
31
Negative Interest Rates in Europe...(279 KB)
24 Negative Policy Rates and Yields...(275 KB)
17 Negative Policy Rates for Sovereign Bond Yields in Europe...(384 KB) 
10
Causes of Negative Policy Interest Rates in Europe...(355 KB)

June
26
Liftoff in U.S. Interest rates and Capital Flows...(396 KB)
19 After weathering relatively well the Great Recession...(315 KB)
12 Unemployment rates in developing countries...(308 KB)
05 The development of shale gas and oil fields in the United States...(396 KB)

May
29
During the past half century, four episodes of large oil price declines...(626 KB)
22 The global average cost of sending money...(331 KB)
15 Official remittance flows to developing countries...(333 KB)
08 Oil prices remain about 45 percent lower than their levels in June 2014...(341 KB)
01 U.S. GDP grew at a slower-than-expected pace in Q1 2015...(216 KB)

April
24
The disinflationary impact of lower oil prices...(392 KB)
17 The decline in oil prices may exert ... (407 KB)
10 Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...(336 KB)
03 Significant oil price declines...(469 KB)

March
27
Commodity agreements were put in place...(341 KB)
20 Low tax-to-GDP ratios in the South Asia Region...(435 KB)
13 Growth in LAC has become increasingly dependent on activity in China...(405 KB)
06 Since joining the WTO in 2001...(502 KB)

February
27 
MDG to halve extreme poverty was reached in 2010...(423 KB)
20 Many developing countries rely heavily on remittances...(326 KB)
13 F
iscal deficits are large enough to pose a risk to macro stability...(327 KB)
06 Global trade growth has been disappointing in recent years...(327 KB)

January 2015
30
Pro-cyclicality of fiscal policy in developing economies...(387 KB)
23 Growth in developing countries has been weak in recent years...(330 KB)
16 Key trends are likely to shape the outlook for developing countries in 2015...(320 KB)
09 Fiscal policy in Emerging and Frontier Market Economies...(314 KB)

December
19
Oil prices fell to less than $60/barrel in mid-December 2014...(253 KB)
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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