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  • September 29, 2021

    Global economic activity is set to rebound in 2021

    The global economy will bounce back this year on supportive fiscal and monetary stances and the vaccine rollout. However, fast-spreading Covid-19 variants will lead to stop-start restrictions in some countries, weighing on activity. Next year, growth should moderate on a less favorable base effect.

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  • October 13, 2021

    Regional economy to recovery in 2021

    Latin America should recover part of 2020’s pandemic-induced output losses this year, thanks to easing restrictions, rebounding external demand and higher commodity prices. That said, the still-troubling Covid-19 situation and a slow vaccine rollout will limit the pace of recovery. Moreover, weak fiscal positions as well as social and political tensions cloud the outlook.

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  • October 13, 2021

    GDP forecast to expand in 2021

    After recovering solidly this year, regional economic growth is set to ease next year as domestic and foreign demand stabilize. Private consumption should remain an important driver of growth, benefiting from tighter regional labor markets and robust remittance inflows. However, uncertainty over the pandemic and the unwinding of fiscal support measures cloud the outlook.

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  • October 21, 2021

    GDP growth forecast for 2022 appear brighter

    Prospects  for the region appear brighter in 2022, after the GDP outlook for 2021 received its tenth successive downgrade this month. Next year, all  countries in the region should see an acceleration in growth, as higher private spending boosts domestic activity. Moreover, accelerating vaccination campaigns bode well for activity in 2022.

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  • October 21, 2021

    Economic outlook for 2022 moderates

    Regional GDP growth should moderate slightly in 2022 due to a less favorable base effect. That said, ongoing fiscal and monetary stimulus should support output, while less volatile U.S. foreign policy under President Biden bodes well for trade. Covid-19-related uncertainty clouds the outlook, however.

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  • September 29, 2021

    Euro area economy seen rebounding this year

    The economy bounced back robustly in the second quarter, as the lifting of restrictions in the region amid expansionary fiscal and monetary policies bolstered household spending and investment activity. Available indicators suggest the recovery has carried over into the third quarter, albeit at a softer pace. A healthy rebound in industrial production in July, upbeat business sentiment in July−August and strong manufacturing PMI readings throughout the quarter hint at expanding private sector activity. Moreover, the services PMI has continued to signal strong expansions in the quarter, which, coupled with a further improvement in labor market conditions in July and stronger tourism activity, points to an ongoing recovery in the tertiary sector. However, weakening consumer confidence and mounting inflationary pressures in July−August could have weighed on household spending somewhat.

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  • October 6, 2021

    GDP forecast to expand robustly in 2021

    The regional economy is set to expand solidly this year amid the easing of restrictions, before slowing somewhat in 2022. Although consumer spending in the region is set to accelerate, the normalization of global trade should see export growth slow, while weaker public spending will also contribute to the slowdown. The ongoing pandemic remains a key risk to the outlook.

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  • October 6, 2021

    Economic growth in South-Eastern Europe seen picking up this year

    After bouncing back this year from 2020’s pandemic-induced contraction, regional growth is forecast to slow notably next year. However, this will be chiefly due to a less favorable base effect, and looser domestic and foreign restrictions should keep aggregate demand healthy. Elevated fiscal shortfalls and debt burdens in certain countries cloud the outlook, however.

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  • October 6, 2021

    CIS Plus GDP to rebound in 2021

    The CIS Plus economy should recover strongly this year, amid the release of pent-up consumer demand and as a sturdier external backdrop boosts regional exports. Moreover, rekindled domestic activity in heavyweight Russia should translate into healthier remittance inflows for smaller economies. Geopolitical tensions and new Covid-19 strains cloud the outlook, however.

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  • October 6, 2021

    GDP forecast to expand solidly in 2021

    Regional GDP will expand robustly this year as oil exporters are set to gain from higher average crude prices and the easing of OPEC+ cuts. In 2022, growth should accelerate as the vaccine rollout and pent-up demand support domestic activity. Moreover, oil output should rise next year as OPEC+ further reduces production cuts.

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  • October 21, 2021

    Regional economy to ease in 2022

    Regional GDP growth will ease slightly next year on a tougher base of comparison. However, domestic and foreign demand should firm as restrictions are rolled back amid a progressing vaccination drive. Upbeat commodity prices and greater investment should further support momentum . That said, strained public finances, social unrest and higher unemployment cloud the outlook.

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