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Global Economic Prospects January 2017 : Weak Investment in Uncertain Times (Paperback)
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Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightenedpolicy uncertainty marked another difficult year for theworld economy. A moderate recovery is expected for 2017,with receding obstacles to activity in commodity-exportingemerging market and developing economies. Weak investmentis weighing on medium-term prospects across many emergingmarket and developing economies. Although fiscal stimulusin major economies, if implemented, may boost global growthabove expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted tothe downside. Important downside risks stem from heightenedpolicy uncertainty in major economies.In addition to discussing global and regional economicdevelopments and prospects, this edition of GlobalEconomic Prospects includes a chapter on the causes,consequences and policy implications of weak investment inemerging markets and developing economies, and a specialfocus on the role of the U.S. economy in the world.Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group FlagshipReport that examines global economic developments andprospects, with a special focus on emerging market anddeveloping countries, on a semiannual basis (in January andJune). The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topicalpolicy challenges faced by these economies, while the Juneedition contains shorter analytical pieces.
Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Business + Money Management
Publisher: World Bank
Street Date: March 6, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-2541
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