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  • April 6, 2016

    Central banks kick in as growth falters

    Despite a promising start to the year, a more complete set of economic data confirmed that global growth stabilized in 2015 as dynamics worsened in the final quarter of the year. The ongoing slowdown in China’s economy, the fall in commodity prices, weak global demand and rising geopolitical threats in some regions took their toll on growth in 2015. GDP expanded 2.8% in 2015, which matched the result tallied in the previous year.

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  • April 20, 2016

    Explosive mix of recession and political developments hits the region

    Concerns are mounting regarding the health of Latin America’s economy. The region fell deep into recession toward the end of last year and there is no sign that relief is coming any time soon. Moreover, politics in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and, to some extent, Colombia, took center stage at the outset of the second quarter this year.

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  • April 20, 2016

    Economy expands at slowest pace in nearly four years in Q4

    In the final quarter of last year, Central America and Caribbean region’s economy decelerated over the previous quarter’s increase and expanded at the slowest rate in nearly four years. According to a more complete set of data, GDP expanded 2.8% on an annual basis (Q3: +3.3% year-on-year). Looking at the countries individually, in Q4, Panama’s economy slowed mainly on the back of a weak service sector. Decelerations were also recorded in Costa Rica and in the Dominican Republic, even though growth in the latter remains at relatively-high levels. For the full year 2015, the region grew 3.2%, thus matching the expansion tallied in 2014.

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  • April 27, 2016

    Growth wanes in Q1   

    A preliminary set of data suggest that growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) inched down in the first quarter of 2016. GDP expanded 4.5% annually in Q1, which was just below Q4 2015’s 4.6% growth. The slight slowdown partly reflects a significant deceleration in Vietnam. Vietnam’s economy tallied the smallest expansion since Q2 2014 amid sustained weakness in exports and on the back of the ongoing drought that hit the agriculture sector.

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  • April 27, 2016

    China’s more supportive growth stance likely to shore up regional growth in the short term

    Despite strong headwinds at the outset of the year, East and South Asia (ESA) managed to keep up the pace of growth in Q1. The region’s annual expansion was 6.2% in the three months up to March (Q4: +6.1% year-on-year), according to a preliminary set of data. Although economic activity in China decelerated slightly in Q1, it still grew at a strong 6.7% pace (Q4: +6.8% yoy). Beyond that, dynamics softened in most of the ESA countries due to mounting domestic challenges and weak global demand. India is the primary exception—the latest indicators show that the country had a rosy start to 2016.

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  • April 6, 2016

    Political tensions take center stage in 2016

    The Eurozone’s economic recovery continued in the last quarter of 2015, although growth remained soft overall. More complete data showed that GDP expanded 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in Q4, matching the preliminary estimate and mirroring Q3’s result. Solid domestic data continues to drive the recovery, while the external sector dragged on the economy’s performance. Notably, robust growth in domestic demand came on the back of surging investment, while private consumption lost steam. The pick-up in investment suggests that businesses remained confident in the Euro bloc, despite a number of political uncertainties facing the European Union.  

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  • April 13, 2016

    Solid domestic fundamentals support CEE economy

    Solid domestic demand continues to drive the economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and shields them against external headwinds. More complete data confirm that regional GDP growth accelerated in Q4, rising from 3.4% in Q3 to 3.6% over the same period of the previous year. The improvement was driven by pick-ups in almost all of the economies in the region, with only Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia and Latvia losing steam. Detailed data reveal that solid fundamentals at home drove the improved performance, while the external sector held back growth in many countries. Tighter labor markets, low oil prices and a lack of inflationary pressures have supported households in the region, while a number of economies received a boost to investment amid drawdowns on EU development funds.  

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  • April 13, 2016

    SEE economy loses momentum in Q1 after accelerating notably in Q4 2015

    According to a more complete set of data, in Q4 2015, the economy of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) accelerated notably over the previous quarter. GDP grew 3.9% on an annual basis, which marked the fastest expansion since Q1 2011. For the full year 2015, the economy of SEE expanded 3.0%, which was up from 2014’s 2.2% increase and marked the best result in four years. Looking at the individual countries in the region, in the fourth quarter, Turkey’s economy—the largest in SEE—accelerated and expanded a healthy 5.7% despite rising geopolitical tensions. Q4’s acceleration reflected resilient domestic demand and an improvement in the the external sector’s contribution to growth due to a combination of a weak currency and low oil prices. While Q4’s GDP figures are encouraging for Turkey, the economy likely decelerated in the first quarter as a result of the economic sanctions imposed by Russia at the beginning of the year. Elsewhere in the region, the economies of Bulgaria and Romania accelerated in the final quarter of last year, while Greece’s GDP contracted for the second consecutive quarter.

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  • April 13, 2016

    Following the deep recession in 2015, some economies are facing painful adjustments

    The pace of contraction in the economy of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) quickened somewhat in the final quarter of 2015, as suggested by more complete data. An aggregate GDP estimate showed that the Commonwealth’s economy decreased 3.0% year-on-year in Q4 2015 (Q3: -2.8% yoy) and that it contracted 2.6% in the full year. As a result, the Commonwealth of Independent States entered into recession for the first time since the global financial crisis hit the region in 2009. The region’s dismal performance was mainly the result of a deep contraction in the Russian economy and its spillover effects in other economies. Some countries that were resilient to the region’s downturn were Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan where economic growth was healthy despite their strong economic ties with Russia, particularly through trade and remittances.

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  • April 13, 2016

    All eyes will be on the 17 April meeting in Doha

    Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was broadly unchanged in the final quarter of 2015 as economic activity picked up in non-oil-export countries. According to a more complete set of data that accounts for around 55% of the region’s nominal GDP, MENA’s economy expanded 2.5% annually in Q4, which was a notch above the 2.4% increase tallied in Q3. Results of note in Q4 include steady year-on-year growth in Saudi Arabia due to stronger activity in the non-hydrocarbon industry and an acceleration in Israel’s economy as domestic demand more than compensated for sluggish dynamics in the external sector. Ongoing low oil prices, less lavish government spending in some countries, rising security threats and protracted global economic uncertainty all likely hit regional growth in the first months of the year.

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  • April 27, 2016

    Subdued commodity prices and domestic headwinds continue to weigh on SSA’s economy 

    The Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region decelerated notably in the final quarter of last year and more recent data show that growth remained under pressure in the first quarter of this year. According to a more complete set of data, GDP expanded 3.0% annually in Q4, which was down from the 3.5% increase tallied in the previous quarter and marked the slowest expansion since Q1 2010. As a result, the SSA region grew 3.5% in the full year 2015, which came in below the previous year’s 5.1% increase. The deceleration in Q4 was broadly the result of slowdowns in Nigeria and South Africa—the region’s two biggest economies—which expanded 1.8% and 0.6%, respectively.

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