Tuesday January 16, 2018 22:46

ECONOMIC GROWTH Press Releases

Road Deaths and Injuries Hold Back Economic Growth in Developing Countries Stcoks—10 Jan 18

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018—A new World Bank study, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, finds that reducing road traffic deaths and injuries could result in substantial long-term income gains for low- and middle-income countries. The report, "The

Global Economy to Edge Up to 3.1 percent in 2018 but Future Potential Growth a Stcoks—10 Jan 18

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018— The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues, and as commodity-exporting

Banco GT Continental S.A. #BB-/B# Global Scale Issuer Credit Ratings Outlook Stcoks—21 Dec 17

- Guatemala's recurrent political instability and weak government institutions that impede economic growth have constrained the growth of Banco G&T Continental's credit portfolio. - The bank's asset quality ratios have weakened; however, we still

World Bank Supports Togos Efforts to Strengthen Fiscal Framework, Energy and ICT Stcoks—21 Dec 17

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017--The World Bank today approved a $51.9 million (about FCFA30 billion) International Development Association (IDA)* grant to boost Togo's efforts to improve fiscal sustainability and promote economic growth. The Fiscal

Turlock Unified School District, CA GO Debt Rating Raised To #AA-# On Very Strong Fund Balances, Stcoks—20 Dec 17

SAN FRANCISCO (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 19, 2017--S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR) to 'AA-' from 'A+' on: - Turlock Unified School District, Calif.'s general obligation (GO) bonds outstanding, - Turlock

China Maintains Strong Growth and Reform Momentum, Says World Bank Stcoks—20 Dec 17

BEIJING, December 19, 2017—Economic growth in China has remained strong in 2017, supported by rising household incomes and improving external demand. Growth is projected at 6.8 percent in 2017, exceeding initial expectations, according to the World

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Morocco Stcoks—15 Dec 17

On December 13, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Morocco. [1] Following last year's drought, economic growth has picked up in 2017 and is expected to reach 4.4 percent, mostly

IMF Executive Board Concludes First Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Togo Stcoks—15 Dec 17

- Program implementation under the ECF arrangement has been good, with moderate economic growth and low inflation in 2017. - Fiscal consolidation, while protecting priority social spending, is essential to put debt firmly on a downward path and preserve

Kazakhstans Economy is Rising, Yet Again Driven by Oil Stcoks—15 Dec 17

ASTANA, December 14, 2017 — Kazakhstan's economic growth estimate for 2017 has been revised upwards from 2.4% to 3.7%, reflecting a better-than-expected oil sector performance, driven by the launch of production at the Kashagan oil field and higher

Malaysias Economic Growth Accelerates to 5.8 Percent in 2017 Stcoks—15 Dec 17

KUALA LUMPUR, December 14, 2017 – Growth in Malaysia accelerated through 2017 with year-on-year growth projected at 5.8 percent — the country's highest annual growth rate since 2014 – and expected to remain strong, projected at 5.2

Uptick in Asia-Pacific economic growth, but policy focus needed to improve prospects for achieving General—14 Dec 17

Economic conditions in Asia-Pacific remain stable, supported by stronger-than-expected performances in some of the region's larger economies and steady performance in most smaller ones. Deepening inequalities and domestic financial vulnerabilities in

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Finland Stcoks—14 Dec 17

On December 8, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Finland. [1] Economic growth has picked up considerably, broadening to exports and equipment investment, and the current account

Caribbean Leaders Launch Ambitious Plan to Create the Worlds First Climate-Smart Stcoks—13 Dec 17

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US$8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example. Paris, December 12, 2017 –

Lowering Risks and Reviving Growth: Lao PDR Economic Update Stcoks—12 Dec 17

VIENTIANE, December 11, 2017 —Continued economic growth, forecasted at 6.7 percent for 2017, can help Lao PDR further reduce poverty, which is projected to decline to 13 percent in 2017, according to the latest edition of the World Bank's Lao

Zambia: Improving Debt Management for Economic Recovery Stcoks—08 Dec 17

LUSAKA, December 7, 2017—Zambia's economy is continuing to recover, but its economic growth rate is expected to improve only modestly this year—to 3.8% in 2017 from 3.6% in 2016—according to an Economic Brief released by the World Bank

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 163.9 Million Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for Stcoks—07 Dec 17

- Mauritania's ECF-supported program aims to address the challenges of economic growth, stability, sustainability, and poverty. - Reforms will seek to create fiscal space for social spending and infrastructure through revenue mobilization and expenditure

Belarus: Increasing Productivity for Reviving Economic Growth and Incomes Stcoks—07 Dec 17

Minsk, December 6, 2017 – The modest cyclical expansion of economic activity in 2017 has ended a two-year recession, but economic growth is expected to remain weak, says the World Bank Economic Update on Belarus. Although modest growth will ease

Thailand#s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) - new opportunity connected Stcoks—29 Nov 17

Thailand is well position to connect investors to new opportunities arising from the increasing border trade and the region's rapid economic growth. With its strategic location in the center of ASEAN with emerging markets, including Cambodia, Laos,

Malawi Reinforcing Economic Growth through Inclusive Land Development Stcoks—23 Nov 17

LILONGWE, November 22, 2017—Malawi's government has an opportunity to focus on key structural issues critical to sustained economic growth, by building on macroeconomic foundations laid down over the last year, according to the Malawi Economic

Afghanistans economic growth to pick up slightly, World Bank Says Stcoks—22 Nov 17

KABUL, November 21, 2017— Afghanistan's economic growth is projected to increase slightly to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 2.2 percent in 2016 as the country's deteriorating security weighs on the economy, according to the latest Afghanistan Development

Better Fiscal Management Can Boost Economic Growth: Joint GovernmentWorld Bank Stcoks—22 Nov 17

NAY PYI TAW, November 21, 2017 – Better allocation of spending and raising revenues can help Myanmar meet urgent needs for investments in infrastructure and services without adding to the fiscal deficit and government debt, says a new joint report

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Maldives Stcoks—17 Nov 17

On October 20, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation [1] with Maldives. Maldives' economic growth has been highly volatile, driven primarily by high-end tourism and construction. The

Dialogue for Quality Infrastructure: Building Prosperous Future in Indonesia at Indonesia General—14 Nov 17

To realize Indonesia's sustainable economic growth, Japan's quality infrastructure is vital and essential. The Government of Japan hosted "Dialogue for Quality Infrastructure -- Building Asia's Future" at Jakarta Convention Center, the venue of Indonesia

City of Dallas Outlook Revised To Stable From Negative On Anticipated Strong Economic Growth And Stcoks—31 Oct 17

DALLAS (S&P Global Ratings) Oct. 30, 2017--S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook to stable from negative and affirmed its 'AA-' long-term and underlying ratings on the City of Dallas' general obligation (GO) bonds. At the same time, S&P

World Bank Group Report: The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote dIvoire, and Stcoks—27 Oct 17

WASHINGTON, October 26, 2017? A new World Bank Group report titled, The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo explains the failure of the sub-region's strong economic growth (above 5 percent, annually) to translate

Quality Infrastructure Development Contributes to Myanmar#s Sustainable Economic General—23 Oct 17

High-quality infrastructure will play an essential role in realizing economic growth and unlocking Myanmar's true potential. The important role of quality infrastructure development and Japan's indispensable role in Myanmar's sustainable development were

Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Stcoks—20 Oct 17

Warsaw, October 19, 2017 – Economic growth for the Europe and Central Asia region will reach 2.2% in 2017, according to the World Bank's latest Regional Economic Update, Migration and Mobility in Europe and Central Asia. This represents the

Polands GDP Growth to Reach 4% in 2017, Before Slowing Down in 2018, Says World Stcoks—20 Oct 17

Warsaw, October 19, 2017 – Poland's economic growth is projected to reach 4.0% in 2017, up from 2.7% in 2016, on the back of robust consumption, a strong labor market, and the child benefit program "Family 500+", according to the World Bank's

Modest Growth Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa Stcoks—12 Oct 17

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017 ? Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering at a modest pace, and is projected to pick up to 2.4% in 2017 from 1.3% in 2016, according to the new Africa's Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African

Mazda growth continues, sales top 36,000 units after Q3 New CX-5 to be launched in Automotive—11 Oct 17

Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd.is preparing to launch its Q4 offensive, amidst intense market competition and economic growth thanks to the stimulus packages from the government. Domestic auto sales have also been growing, averaging at 69,000 units per