Solid growth for world recovery, but not without its dangers

The world economy is moving from a post-crisis bounce-back to a period of slower growth over this year and next. This is according to the latest Global Economic Prospects 2011 published by the World Bank. The report estimates that global GDP grew by 3.9% in 2010, but will slow to 3.3% this year, before recovering to 3.6% in 2012. Fastest … Continue reading

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Global investment flows have seen serious cutbacks this year.

One would have hoped that the reining back in government expenditure around the world might have been offset by increases in foreign direct investment (FDI). But figures published by UNCTAD yesterday in their Global Investment Trends Monitor No.4, show that this hasn’t been happening. Flows of global FDI actually fell in the second quarter of 2010. In fact UNCTAD’s FDI … Continue reading

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