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Conflict, weather drive up oil and food prices

Commodity Market OutlookJuly 17, 2014 -- The conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine have driven up oil prices, while weather concerns have seen some food prices rise during the second quarter of this year, says the latest Commodity Markets Outlook. Read more

Global Macroeconomics

Weekly Brief: The rise of ISIS in the Middle East is a geopolitical risk in a region already facing a multitude of conflicts. (Sept. 19, 2014) Read more 

Commodity Markets Outlook: Analysis of key commodity markets, prices, and price forecasts (July 2014).

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: Sept. 17

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GEP Summer 2014

Global Economic Prospects

Developing economies need to double down on economic reforms.

Commodity Markets

Commodity Markets

Oil and food prices are up, although key commodity price indices remain broadly stable, says the latest Commodity Markets Outlook.

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Global Development Horizons 2013

Global Development Horizons

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

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GMR 2013

Monitoring the MDGs

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

Global Monitoring Report 2013
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Global Monitoring Report 2012
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Migration and Remittances Brief 21

Migration and Remittances

Migration and Remittances Brief 22

International migrants from developing countries are expected to send $436 billion in remittances to their home countries this year.

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