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Global Economic Prospects January 2012: Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities

GEP Winter 2012

January 18, 2012—Developing countries should prepare for further downside risks, as Euro Area debt problems and weakening growth in several big emerging economies are dimming global growth prospects, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) 2012.

The Bank has lowered its growth forecast for 2012 to 5.4 percent for developing countries and 1.4 percent for high-income countries (-0.3 percent for the Euro Area), down from its June estimates of 6.2 and 2.7 percent (1.9 percent for the Euro Area), respectively. Global growth is now projected at 2.5 and 3.1 [1] percent for 2012 and 2013, respectively. More Report Highlights »

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Executive Summary

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Topical Appendices

Industrial Production | Financial Markets | Trade | Commodity Markets | Inflation

Regional Appendices

East Asia and Pacific:
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Europe and Central Asia:
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Latin American and the Caribbean:
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Middle East and North Africa:
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South Asia:
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Sub-Saharan Africa:
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