30
OCT
2015

Weaker Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Amid Deteriorating Global Conditions

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Economic activity has weakened markedly in sub-Saharan Africa, and the strong growth momentum of recent years has dissipated in quite a few countries. While the business and macroeconomic environment has improved considerably over the past decade or so, other factors that...
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26
OCT
2015

Europe and Central Asia: Modest Recovery in the West, but Sharp Slowdown in the East

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Astana, 26 October, 2015 – In the midst of an uncertain global economic environment, GDP growth for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region is expected to increase to 1.4 percent for 2015, with 1.8 percent growth projected for 2016. But prospects for countries vary widely: the...
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23
SEP
2015

Promoting International Trade Reform as Part of the Sustainable Development Agenda

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International trade has been a driver of growth, job creation, and poverty reduction in many countries. Thus, it makes sense that the ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), pending agreement by world leaders this week, include targets related to international trade. For...
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