At a Glance … The World Economy

Pub. Date
07 February, 2014
  • World economy will grow by 3.7 per cent in 2014 and 2015; an improvement on the 3.1 per cent last year, but still a sluggish recovery by historical standards.

  • Growth prospects have improved in advanced economies, particularly in the US, but have deteriorated in a number of emerging market economies.

  • High unemployment rates coupled with moderate and uneven growth raises the spectre of unexpectedly low inflation. This could greatly complicate macroeconomic policymaking