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05 May
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World Bank: Most commodity prices to drop in 2020 as coronavirus depresses demand and disrupts supply

World Bank. The global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most commodity prices down and is expected to result in substantially lower prices over 2020, the World Bank said in its April Commodity Markets Outlook. Energy and metals commodities are the most affected by the sudden stop to economic activity and the serious […]

13 Jan
economy 2020

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 (World Bank)

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank says in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects. Growth among advanced economies as a group is anticipated to slip to 1.4% in 2020 in part […]

23 Jul
World Bank Ecohon

24-hour global Econothon highlights the World Bank Group’s knowledge and priorities (24 & 25 July)

Save the date (Tomorrow, July 24). A What-a-thon? Econ-o-thon? Live around the world? For a whole 24 hours? What? Where? Who? Why? It sounds like a crazy idea – broadcasting discussions on development economics live from around the world for 24 hours. But that’s exactly the challenge the World Bank is setting on July 24 […]

19 Jun
economic growth

Global Growth to Weaken to 2.6% in 2019, Substantial Risks Seen (World Bank in its June 2019 Global Economic Prospects)

Global economic growth is forecast to ease to a weaker-than-expected 2.6% in 2019 before inching up to 2.7% in 2020. Growth in emerging market and developing economies is expected to stabilize next year as some countries move past periods of financial strain, but economic momentum remains weak, according to the last figures released by World […]

09 Jan
World Bank economy report January 2019

World Bank: Global growth is expected to slow to 2.9 percent in 2019

Global growth is expected to slow to 2.9 percent in 2019, according to the report “Global Economic Prospects”, by World Bank. International trade and investment are moderating, trade tensions remain elevated, and financing conditions are tightening. Amid recent episodes of financial stress, growth in emerging market and developing economies has lost momentum and is projected […]

29 Aug

World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work (World Bank Report)

Work is constantly reshaped by technological progress. New ways of production are adopted, markets expand, and societies evolve. But some changes provoke more attention than others, in part due to the vast uncertainty involved in making predictions about the future. The 2019 World Development Report studies how the nature of work is changing as a […]

15 Jun

World Bank: Global economy to expand by 3.1% in 2018, slower growth seen ahead

#WorldBank According to the last report presented by the World Bank, despite recent softening, global economic growth will remain robust at 3.1 percent in 2018 before slowing gradually over the next two years, as advanced-economy growth decelerates and the recovery in major commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies levels off, the World Bank said on […]

27 Apr

World Development Report 2019: The changing nature of work

The World Bank has just published the World Development Report 2019: The changing nature of work in which analyses the impact of robots and automation in the world of work, the future views and the impact of technology in the way of working. In this sense, the report remarks that the changing nature of work […]

26 Mar

Spain is ranked 28 in the ease of Doing Business (World Bank Annual Ratings)

Spain is ranked 28 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of Spain improved to 28 in 2017 from 32 in 2016. The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the “frontier,” which represents the best performance observed […]


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