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  • July 27, 2021

    Global economic activity is set to rebound in 2021

    The global economy will rebound this year on expansive fiscal and monetary stances and the vaccine rollout. However, fastspreading Covid-19 variants will lead to stop-start restrictions in some countries, weighing on activity. Potential vaccine-resistant strains of the virus, supply constraints and U.S.-China tensions pose downside risks.

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  • January 19, 2021

    Regional economic activity should bounce back this year as the gradual lifting of restrictions buttresses domestic and foreign demand . That said, the outlook remains clouded by several downside risks, including social unrest in several countries, elevated unemployment, deteriorated fiscal metrics, further flare-ups of the virus and a potentially slow vaccine rollout.

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  • January 20, 2021

    Regional growth is seen rising this year from last. A recovery in Puerto Rico and a likely acceleration in Panama should more than offset slower momentum in the rest of the region. Political uncertainty in Nicaragua, exposure to natural disasters and uncertainty over the future of the TPS program in the U.S. are downside risks to the outlook.

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  • July 20, 2021

    GDP growth forecast for 2021 downgraded again

    The outlook for regional GDP growth in 2021 received its seventh successive downgrade this month, amid spiking infection rates in key economies, a relatively slow vaccine rollout and delays in the much-needed recovery in tourism. Nevertheless, the region is set to recover from 2020’s sharp downturn as improving domestic and foreign demand drive an upturn in activity.

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  • July 20, 2021

    Economic outlook for 2021 brightens

    ASEAN GDP growth is set to pick up markedly this year as external demand rebounds. Fiscal and monetary stimulus should further support the bounce-back, while less volatile U.S. foreign policy under President Biden bodes well for trade. Covid-19-related uncertainty clouds the outlook, however, amid the increase in new variants of the virus.

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  • July 27, 2021

    Euro area economy seen rebounding this year

    This year, the economy will rebound thanks to the gradual easing of restrictions domestically and abroad, the disbursement of EU recovery funds, and unleashed pent-up demand amid expansionary fiscal and monetary policies. However, weaker public finances, the spread of Covid-19 variants and banks’ badloans pose downside risks.

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  • January 12, 2021

    GDP forecast to expand robustly in 2021

    This year, regional GDP is set to expand robustly as the effects of the pandemic fade and restrictions are gradually relaxed. Domestic demand should be bolstered by inflows of EU funding and supportive fiscal policies, while stronger foreign demand is seen boosting exports. Downside risks persist, however, due to lingering pandemic-related uncertainty.

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  • January 12, 2021

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

    Regional economic activity is set to pick up this year as progress on the vaccination front facilitates the easing of restrictive measures. While growth expectations have been revised upwards in recent months, the outlook is still clouded by sluggish labor markets and pandemic-related uncertainty amid the emergence of new variants of Covid-19.

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  • January 12, 2021

    CIS Plus GDP to rebound in 2021

    The CIS Plus GDP is expected to rebound in 2021, on easing lockdown measures as Covid-19 vaccines are gradually rolled out. Healthier domestic demand in heavyweight Russia, stronger remittance inflows for smaller economies and firmer external demand should be the key drivers. That said, geopolitical tensions, new Covid-19 strains and slow vaccine rollout cloud the outlook.

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  • January 12, 2021

    The MENA economy should rebound this year. Oil exporters should gain from higher crude prices and the reduction of OPEC+ cuts, while countries across the region should gain from some progress in the vaccine rollout and stronger demand abroad. That said, geopolitical tensions, fragile fiscal positions and uncertainty around the course of the pandemic pose downside risks.

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  • November 18, 2020

    The region to suffer its worst contraction on record this year

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