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  • July 29, 2014

    The global GDP growth outlook was revised down for the third consecutive month; FocusEconomics panelists cut the 2014 growth forecast for the global economy by 0.1 percentage points to 2.8%. The result was driven by downward revisions to the outlook for the United States and the BRIC economies. Next year, panelists see the global economy picking up the pace and expanding 3.4%, which is unchanged from last month's forecast.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Germany became the first European country ever to win a World Cup held in Latin America this month, exceeding most expectations. As in the World Cup, where some Latin American countries performed well, reaching the semi-finals and finals, yet others fell far shy of expectations, economic performance in the region also varied this month. The 2014 growth outlook deteriorated again as analysts surveyed by LatinFocus cut the region's GDP growth forecast from the 2.0% that was expected last month to 1.8%. This marks the 15th consecutive downgrade to the forecast and, if 2014’s result turns out to be in-line with the current projection, it will represent the slowest pace of growth since 2009. July's downgrade stemmed from lower growth prospects for 6 of the 11 economies surveyed, including Brazil and Chile. Panelists left their growth prospects unchanged for 2 economies, while they raised them for the remaining 3 countries. Economists are less optimistic about the prospects for 2015 as well and reduced the regional GDP growth forecast by 0.1 percentage points over last month to 2.8%.

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  • July 15, 2014

    The 2014 economic outlook for Central America and the Caribbean was stable again in July. This month’s result, which followed four consecutive periods of unchanged projections, was the result of stable growth prospects for 8 of the 12 economies surveyed. Analysts cut their economic forecasts for four countries: Guatemala, Haiti, Panama and Puerto Rico. The improved Panama Canal is expected to be functional in early 2016 and will help the country consolidate its position as a major trade and logistics hub. In Puerto Rico, the government signed a USD 9.56 billion budget for fiscal year 2015 on 1 July, which aims to cut USD 1.4 billion through the consolidation of 25 government agencies. In addition, the approval of a new law will pave the way for debt restructuring of public utility companies to avoid default.

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  • July 22, 2014

    The outlook for ex-Japan Asia was stable again this month as FocusEconomics panelists maintained their growth forecasts for 2014 at 6.2%. The stable outlook mainly reflects unrevised projections for 9 of the 15 economies surveyed by FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast, which include regional powerhouses China and India. Prospects for Hong Kong, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand deteriorated this month. Conversely, the panel revised up its estimates for Taiwan. Forecasters surveyed by FocusEconomics left their growth projections for next year unchanged at the previous month’s 6.4%.

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  • July 29, 2014

    The 2014 GDP outlook for the Euro area was stable for a second consecutive month as FocusEconomics panelists maintained their 1.1% projection. The result reflected stable projections for 11 of the 18 economies in the region. The forecasts for four economies (Estonia, France, Italy and Latvia) were revised downward, while three economies’ (Ireland, Slovakia and Slovenia) forecasts were revised upward. Panelists expect the Euro area economy to accelerate slightly in 2015 and maintained their forecast of a 1.5% expansion in GDP, which has not been changed since May.

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  • July 8, 2014

    Growth forecasts for Eastern Europe remained unchanged this month thus ending the string of seven consecutive downward revisions. The stability reflects a strong lift to Turkey’s growth forecast, which was sufficient to offset further cuts to the growth projections for Russia and Ukraine. On balance, the growth forecast for the region remained at the 1.4% that was expected last month. Along with Turkey, 6 more countries of the 14 surveyed experienced upward revisions. The outlook for one country remained unchanged and the forecasts for six economies, including Russia and Ukraine, deteriorated. Economists are less upbeat about the prospects for 2015 and reduced the regional GDP growth forecast by 0.1 percentage points over last month to 2.4%. This was the eighth cut in a row and mainly reflected deteriorating sentiment for Russia, for which the projections were reduced to less than half the 3.5% that was expected in July of last year.

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