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Commodity prices declined in the second quarter of 2015

Commodity Markets OutlookJuly 22, 2015 -- Most commodity prices declined in the second quarter of 2015 due to ample supplies and weak demand, especially in industrial commodities. One exception was the price of crude oil which rebounded early in the quarter but has since weakened owing to a still large global surplus. These trends are expected to persist for the rest of the year, with a modest recovery in 2016. Read more

Global Macroeconomics

Weekly Brief: U.S. Federal Reserve to begin raising policy interest rates... (September 25, 2015) Read more 

Commodity Markets Outlook: Analysis of key commodity markets, prices, and price forecasts (April 2015).

Financial Market Outlook: Analysis of global financial market trends and a forecast of capital flows to developing countries (June 2014).

Global Economic Monitor

Daily Brief: Oct. 2

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GEP Summer 2015

Global Economic Prospects

Developing countries face tough transition in 2015.

Commodity Markets

Commodity Markets

Prices of most commodities, particularly oil, are expected to remain weak, says the latest Commodity Markets Outlook.

Outlook | Website

Global Development Horizons 2013

Global Development Horizons

In a report, the World Bank examines medium- and long-term forces influencing the global economy.

 Report | Web site | Press | Blog

GMR 2014

Monitoring the MDGs

Annual Bank-IMF reports on progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Global Monitoring Report 2014
Full Report | Web site | Press | Feature Story 

Global Monitoring Report 2013
Full Report | Web site | Press | Feature Story 

Migration and Remittances Brief 24

Migration and Remittances

Migration and Remittances Brief 24

Remittances growth to slow sharply in 2015, as Europe and Russia stay weak; pick up expected next year.

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