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July 3, 2014 - For the first time in four decades, the US Department of Commerce has authorized exports of minimally processed crude oil...more  (315 KB)

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Recent Issues

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)

December
20
The US Federal Reserve announced that it will begin a gradual tapering...(324 KB)
12 Credit rating downgrades outnumbered upgrades among developing countries...(375 KB)
06 Business confidence surveys...(276 KB)

November
14
A broadly-based recovery remains elusive... (263 KB)
08 Demand stimulus to support growth in developing countries... (359 KB)

October
31
According to credit default swap contracts (CDS)...(429 KB)
24 Developing-country financial markets have improved...(326 KB)
17 The US Congress agreed to temporarily raise the debt ceiling until February 7...(441 KB)
11 As the 17 October deadline for raising the US debt ceiling approaches..(433 KB).
03 Capital flows to developing countries rose strongly in September... (282 KB)

September
26
Equity markets worldwide initially reacted positively ... (519 KB)
19 Global financial markets gained value ... (461 KB)
12 Global trade volumes contracted in July... (533 KB)  
05 A modest recovery in high-income countries is continuing and broadening... (386 KB)

August - ON RECESS

July
18
Business sentiment continued to improve in the Euro Area...(313 KB)
11 Gross capital flows to developing countries fell sharply in June...(304 KB)

June
27 
US might begin tapering off its quantitative easing (QE) program...(386 KB)
20 Last 4 weeks saw a sell-off in both developing and high income equity markets...(280 KB)
13 The latest edition of Global Economic Prospects was released today...(239 KB)
06 Record high gross capital flows to developing countries year-to-date...(256 KB)

May
30
Quarterly GDP growth picked up in high income countries...(220 KB)
23 The cost of international bond financing for developing countries has increased...(252 KB)
16
Developing countries are expected to become major sources...(237 KB)
02 Supported by a rebound in bond issuances...(242 KB)

April
25
Poverty is much lower in urban areas than in rural areas...(276 KB)
18 Retail sales growth slowed in the US and in several large developing countries...(267 KB)
11 Aggregate Euro Area bank lending to the private sector continues to contract...(238 KB)
04 Gross capital flows to developing countries were robust in Q1 2013...(249 KB)

March
28
Employment has staged a sustained rebound in the United States...(205 KB)
21 The Cyprus bailout deal has so far had limited impacts on financial markets...(268 KB) 
14 Global industrial activity continues to strengthen...(212 KB)
07 Consistent with a gradually strengthening global economy...(383 KB)

February
28
The broad improvement in global industrial activity of the past few months...(186 kb) 
14
After decelerating for several months...(335 KB)
07 Capital flows to developing countries remained robust in January...(345 KB)

January 2013
31
Economic activity in high-income countries weakened in Q4 2012...(248 KB)
24 Net capital flows to developing countries...(300 KB)
10 Gross capital flows to developing countries rose in the second half of 2012...(307 KB)

 

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