Commodity prices declined in the second quarter of 2015
July 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
Weekly Brief: While negative rates in Europe may help boost lending and exports, they could also have some adverse consequences for financial stability... (July 24, 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).
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.