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  • December 23, 2021

    Global economic activity to slow this year

    The world economy will lose steam in 2022, as the initial postpandemic rebound wanes in developed countries, and fiscal and monetary stances become more restrictive. However, many developing markets should record faster growth. Key risks include potential further stop-start Covid-19 restrictions amid new variants, and a possible hard landing in the Chinese economy.

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  • January 18, 2022

    Regional economy to cool in 2022

    The pace of GDP expansion is set to cool notably this year, amid a less favorable base effect and slower expansions in domestic and foreign demand, and as fiscal and monetary policies turn less accommodative. The threat of further Covid-19 variants, high inflation and political and policy uncertainty associated with elections in some countries are key factors to watch.

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  • January 18, 2022

    GDP growth to ease in 2022

    Regional economic growth is forecast to ease this year compared to 2021’s rebound. Nonetheless, tightening labor markets, coupled with robust remittance inflows and normalizing economic conditions, are set to buoy activity. The outlook is clouded by lingering Covid-19-related uncertainty amid low vaccination rates in the region.

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  • December 16, 2021

    GDP growth forecast for 2022 appear brighter

    The outlook for 2022 seems positive, following 2021’s heavilydowngraded projected expansion. GDP growth in the majority of countries in the region should accelerate in 2022, as higher household spending boosts domestic activity and continued foreign demand bolsters exports. Moreover, advancing vaccination campaigns bode well for activity.

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  • December 16, 2021

    GDP growth to ease in 2022

    Regional GDP growth should ease this year due to a fading base effect, as export growth moderates notably. Nevertheless, household spending is set to benefit from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, while ongoing fiscal and monetary stimulus should also boost domestic demand. Covid-19-related uncertainty and turmoil in China’s property sector cloud the outlook, however.

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  • December 23, 2021

    Euro area economic activity will moderate this year

    GDP growth should moderate in 2022, although it will remain robust. Spending of accumulated savings and EU recovery funds amid loose fiscal and monetary policies will provide temporary stimulus. That said, protracted supply constraints, renewed restrictions, elevated energy prices, troubled fiscal metrics and banks’ NPLs pose downside risks.

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  • January 11, 2022

    GDP forecast to expand at softer rate than 2021

    This year, the regional economy is poised to grow at a solid rate, albeit softer than in 2021, as the gradual easing of restrictions, coupled with tighter labor markets, bolsters household spending. Moreover, the inflow of EU funds is expected to spur investment growth. However, elevated daily Covid-19 cases continue to cloud the outlook.

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  • January 11, 2022

    Economic growth in South-Eastern Europe set to cool this year

    Regional growth is set to cool this year amid a tougher base of comparison. Even so, healthier demand and output expectations due to normalizing economic conditions should see underlying economic momentum firm. However, weakened fiscal metrics and debt burdens in some countries pose downside risks, while lingering Covid-19 uncertainty further weighs on prospects.

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  • January 11, 2022

    CIS Plus GDP to slow in 2022

    Growth in the region is expected to moderate this year, on cooling household spending and investment activity growth. That said, sturdy global energy demand and easing supply disruptions should bolster exports, in turn boding well for overall activity in 2022. New Covid-19 strains and spiraling geopolitical risks across the entire region are key risks to the outlook.

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  • January 11, 2022

    MENA GDP forecast to accelerate in 2022

    Regional GDP growth is seen accelerating this year, as the vaccine rollout, looser restrictions and pent-up demand support investment and household spending. Moreover, oil production is projected to increase robustly in 2022 as OPEC+ further reduces production cuts. Nevertheless, tense political relations in the region and volatile oil prices are risks to the outlook.

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  • December 16, 2021

    Regional economy to ease in 2022

    Economic growth in the region is expected to ease next year due to a less favorable base effect. Domestic demand should nonetheless strengthen amid softer restrictions; however, the balance of risks is tilted to the downside. The emergence of new Covid-19 strains, low vaccination rates and currency weakness amid debt repayments cloud the outlook.

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