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Global economy is at a disconcerting juncture

Global Economic ProspectsJanuary 13, 2015 -- Having grown at an estimated 2.6% in 2014, the global economy is at a disconcerting juncture, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, released yesterday. Read more

Global Macroeconomics

Weekly Brief: Many developing countries rely heavily on remittances. At the household level, remittance flows help support spending on consumption, education, and health services. (Feb. 20, 2015) Read more 

Commodity Markets Outlook: Analysis of key commodity markets, prices, and price forecasts (January 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: Mar. 4

Prospects Daily

 GEM | Latest Brief | Archives

Outlook Data

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GEP Winter 2015

Global Economic Prospects

The global economy is still struggling to gain momentum.

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 21

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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