Macroeconomic and Market Outlook

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q4 /2017

31 October 2017

The global economy is gaining momentum, with economic activity picking up in the first half of 2017, reflecting firmer domestic demand growth in advanced economies and improved performance in large emerging market economies. Advanced economies…

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q3 /2017

14 July 2017

The global economic recovery is proceeding as expected. The global economy is projected to expand by 3.5% in 2017, supported by improving activity in advanced economies, especially the US, and improving momentum in developing and…

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q2 /2017

24 April 2017

The global economy is gradually improving, following a slowdown in 2016. Global growth is expected to edge up to 3.5% in 2017, on the back of improving activity in advanced economies, especially the US, and…

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q1 /2017

28 February 2017

The global economy is regaining momentum, following a slowdown in 2016, but downside risks remain visible. Global growth is expected to pick up moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017, from 2.3 percent in 2016, driven…

Macroeconomic and Market Outlook Q4 /2016

1 October 2016

The global economy is projected to grow at a modest pace of 2.4 percent in 2016, despite some volatility experienced in the first half of the year. The first quarter was quite turbulent, with marked…

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q3 / 2016

1 July 2016

After a turbulent start to 2016, global markets calmed down during the second quarter. This was marked by a pick-up in oil prices and improved sentiment, but the world economy remains tepid. Market volatility returned…

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q2 /2016

1 April 2016

The year began with turbulence in the global markets, marked by a further decline in oil prices, financial marketsturmoil and volatile capital flows.

Macroeconomic & Market Outlook Q1 / 2016

1 January 2016

The global economy decelerated to 2.4 percent growth in 2015, weighed down by the slowdown in developing and emerging market economies which overshadowed firming growth in high income countries