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Spillovers amid Weak Growth

Commodity Markets OutlookJanuary 26, 2016-- The World Bank is lowering its 2016 forecast for crude oil prices to $37 per barrel from $51 per barrel in its October projections. Read more

Global Macroeconomics

Weekly Brief: Lead Times between Commodity Discovery and Production in Low-Income Countries... (April 15, 2016) Read more 

Commodity Markets Outlook: Analysis of key commodity markets, prices, and price forecasts (October 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: Apr. 15

Prospects Daily

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Outlook Data

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GEP Winter 2016

Global Economic Prospects

Global growth disappointed again in 2015, slowing to 2.4 percent.

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 2015

Monitoring the MDGs

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

Global Monitoring Report 2015
Full Report | Web site | Press | Part 1 | Part 2 

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

Migration and Remittances Brief 23

Migration and Remittances

Migration and Remittances Brief 23

Remittances to developing countries to grow by 5% this year, while conflict-related forced migration is at all-time high.

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