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Developing countries face tough transition

Global Economic ProspectsJune 10, 2015 -- Developing countries face a series of tough challenges in 2015, including the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as they adapt to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities, resulting in a fourth consecutive year of disappointing economic growth this year, according to the June 2015 Global Economic Prospects report. Read more

Global Macroeconomics

Weekly Brief: The expected normalization of U.S. policy interest rates entails some risks of disruption to capital flows to emerging and developing countries... (June 26, 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

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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.

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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 2014

Monitoring the MDGs

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

Global Monitoring Report 2014
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Global Monitoring Report 2013
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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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