Friday June 22, 2018 23:47

ECONOMIC GROWTH Press Releases

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon Stcoks—22 Jun 18

On May 11, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Lebanon. Lebanon's economic growth remains low, estimated at about 1-1.5 percent in 2017 and 2018. The traditional drivers of

Ugandan Agriculture Must Commercialize to Drive Economic Growth and Reduce Stcoks—20 Jun 18

KAMPALA, June 19, 2018—The Government of Uganda and the World Bank today launched "Closing the potential performance divide in Ugandan agriculture" report that provides an unprecedented review of the structural context of Ugandan agriculture, its

Nez Perce County, ID COP Rating Raised To #AA-# From #A+# On Region#s Economic Stcoks—15 Jun 18

CENTENNIAL (S&P Global Ratings) June 14, 2018--S&P Global Ratings raised its underlying rating (SPUR) to 'AA-' from 'A+' on Nez Perce County, Idaho's outstanding certificates of participation (COPs). The outlook is stable. "The raised rating

Vietnams economic prospects improve further, with GDP projected to expand by 6.8 percent in Stcoks—15 Jun 18

Recent growth uptick driven by favorable domestic and external conditions may gradually moderate. Hanoi, June 14, 2018 - Vietnam's economic growth momentum remains robust and is accompanied by broad macroeconomic stability. According to Taking Stock,

Global Migration Can Be a Potent Tool in the Fight to End Poverty Across the WorldNew Stcoks—15 Jun 18

High-income destination countries could realize even bigger gains with efficient labor market policies WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – Global migration has lifted millions out of poverty and boosted economic growth, a new World Bank report finds. But

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Tunisia Stcoks—13 Jun 18

On March 23, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Tunisia. [1] Economic growth almost doubled to 1.9 percent in 2017, as confidence strengthened on the back of improved security and

Mazda responds to Thai governments regional investment hub plan with new global production Automotive—11 Jun 18

Continued popularity of Mazda vehicles in Thailand has enabled the brand to score a 48-per cent growth in May with sales of 5,881 units while year-to-date sales reached 26,886 units, reflecting Thailand's spectacular economic growth in 2018 Mr. Chanchai

Romania: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation Stcoks—07 Jun 18

On June 4, 2018 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Romania. Romania recorded strong economic growth in 2017, with record low unemployment and an improving financial sector. Private

Global Economy to Expand by 3.1 percent in 2018, Slower Growth Seen Stcoks—06 Jun 18

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018—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

High Growth in Cambodia Expected to Continue: World Bank Stcoks—11 May 18

Phnom Penh, May 10, 2018 — Economic growth in Cambodia remains robust and is projected to accelerate slightly to 6.9 percent in 2018, compared with 6.8 percent in 2017, buoyed by a rebound in textile and apparel exports as well as tourism and

Thai listed firms report 5.61% sales growth in Q1/2018 Stcoks—22 May 18

- Total sales up 5.61 pct to THB 2.83 trillion, pushed up by higher oil prices and uptrend economic growth Companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) reported a net profit at THB 286 billion (approx. USD 8.94 billion) for the first quarter

Russias Economic Recovery Continues, Modest Growth Ahead Stcoks—24 May 18

MOSCOW, May 23, 2018 – Russia's economic recovery continues, amidst relatively high oil prices, enhanced macroeconomic stability, gradual monetary loosening, and ongoing momentum in global economic growth, says the World Bank's latest Russia

EXIM Thailand Launches New Export Risk Hedging Service to Promote Thai Export to Cambodia, Lao PDR Stcoks—30 May 18

Mr. Pisit Serewiwattana, President of Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), revealed that Thai export to neighboring countries, i.e. Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar (CLM) has expanded continually in line with their economic growth and increase in

IMF Reaches Staff Level Agreement on the Fourth Review under the Extended Credit Facility for the Stcoks—10 May 18

- Restoring peace and speeding the implementation of the development agenda are key to sustain the economic recovery and reduce poverty. - Economic growth is estimated at 4.3 percent in 2017 and projected at 5 percent in the medium term. - The IMF team

Countries in Europe and Central Asia Can Provide Better Opportunities and Services for Citizens by Stcoks—09 May 18

TBILISI – May 8, 2018 – With economic growth in Europe and Central Asia having peaked, following 2.7% growth in 2017 and a projection of 2.3% for 2018, countries in the region should take advantage of new digital technologies to innovate and

Israel: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation Stcoks—02 May 18

On April 30, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Israel, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting. [2] Israel is enjoying strong economic growth, at

Economic Growth in Africa Rebounds, But Not Fast Enough Stcoks—19 Apr 18

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 ? Sub-Saharan Africa's growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019–20, says Africa's Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank,

Economic Growth of Ukraine Depends on Completing Pending Reforms Quickly Stcoks—11 Apr 18

Kyiv, April 10, 2018 – Ukraine's economy grew by 2.5 percent in 2017, the second year of modest growth, according to the World Bank's latest Ukraine Economic Update. Growth in manufacturing, services, and construction was robust, but weaknesses in

Photo Release: KResearchs 2018 Economic Forecast Stcoks—29 Mar 18

Recently, at KBank Phahon Yothin Building, Dr. Charl Kengchon (3rd from right), Managing Director of KASIKORN RESEARCH CENTER, and other executives, held a press conference on 2018 economic forecast. Thailand's economic growth is estimated at 4.0

Agriculture Remains Key to Somalias Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Stcoks—29 Mar 18

MOGADISHU, March 28, 2018—The World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released today a new joint report titled, Rebuilding Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia, outlining the challenges and opportunities for Somalia's

IMF Staff Reviews Progress of Madagascars Economic Program Stcoks—29 Mar 18

Performance under the ECF-supported program is positive overall.Economic growth is projected at 5.0 percent in 2018, and prudent monetary policy is helping to contain inflation.Scaling-up public investment, accelerating reforms at JIRAMA, and passing

Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth Stcoks—28 Mar 18

Jakarta, March 27, 2018 – Indonesia maintained strong economic growth in 2017 and the outlook continues to be positive, according to the World Bank's March 2018 Indonesia Economic Quarterly. Indonesia's real GDP growth picked up to 5.2 percent

Addressing Inequality through More Equitable Labor Markets in Mauritius: World Bank Stcoks—27 Mar 18

PORT LOUIS, March 26, 2018 – Mauritius is often cited as an African success story, given the last decade was characterized by substantial economic growth. However, the same decade was also marked by limited shared prosperity and increased

Economic Growth in Gulf Region Set to Improve following a Weak Performance in Stcoks—20 Mar 18

KUWAIT, March 19, 2018— The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region witnessed another year of disappointing economic performance in 2017 but growth should improve in 2018 and 2019, according to the World Bank's biannual Gulf Economic Monitor released

Economic Growth in Gulf Region Set to Improve following a Weak Performance in Stcoks—20 Mar 18

KUWAIT, March 19, 2018— The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region witnessed another year of disappointing economic performance in 2017 but growth should improve in 2018 and 2019, according to the World Bank's biannual Gulf Economic Monitor released

World Bank Group Statement on Open Trade Stcoks—19 Mar 18

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2018 -- The World Bank Group today issued the following statement on open trade: "One billion people have moved out of poverty through economic growth underpinned by open trade. Trade is an engine of growth that creates jobs,