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Saturday, 22 June 2013

World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2013

Global economic activity is projected to slowly gain momentum, but growth will continue to be below potential and employment gains will remain weak, says the UN report, launched today. It notes that since late 2012, new policy initiatives in major developed economies have reduced systemic risks and helped stabilize consumer, business and investor confidence, but with very limited improvement on economic growth.

World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2013

Regional press releases:

 World Economic Situation and Prospects : Regional Outlook for Developed Economies, Mr. Clive Altshuler, Economic Affairs Officer UN DESA

Global outlook : Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.

Global Economy Risks Falling into Renewed Recession - WESP 2013

Developed economies outlook 

"We have identified three major economic risks," said Pingfan Hong, Director of the Global Economic Monitoring Unit of DESA's Development Policy and Analysis Division, as the World Economic Outlook for 2013 was revealed on 18 December 2012. Mr. Hong pointed to the deterioration of the euro crisis, the US fiscal cliff and a possible hard landing for some large developing countries.

"To mitigate these risks, policymakers worldwide are greatly challenged," underscored Mr. Hong, also describing how the world economy is still struggling to recover five years after the eruption of the global financial crisis.

The first chapter of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 (WESP) just launched, outlines that growth of the world economy has weakened considerably during 2012 and is expected to remain restrained in the coming two years. "A number of developed economies in Europe and Japan have already fallen into a double-dip recession," explained Mr. Hong.

The report also predicts that global economy is expected to grow at 2.4 per cent in 2013 and 3.2 per cent in 2014, a significant downgrade from the forecast six months ago. This growth pace will not be enough to overcome the continued jobs crisis faced by many countries. With existing policies and growth trends, it may take at least another five years for Europe and the United States to make up for the job losses caused by the Great Recession of 2008-2009.
World Economic Situation and Prospects : Regional Outlook for Developing Economies
Mr. Ingo Pitterle, Economic Affairs Officer UN DESA

  Developing Economies Outlook

World Economic Situation and Prospects: Regional Outlook for Economies in Transition 
Mr. Grigor Agabekian, Economic Affairs Officer UN DESA

 Economies in transition outlook 

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