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  • Global Economic Prospects - January 2021
    The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued, unless policy makers move decisively to tame the pandemic and implement investment-enhancing reforms, the World Bank says in its January 2021 Global Economic Prospects. Although the global economy is growing again after a 4.3% contraction in 2020, the pandemic has caused a heavy toll of deaths and illness, plunged millions into poverty, and may depress economic activity and incomes for a prolonged period.
    As severe crises did in the past, the pandemic is expected to leave long lasting adverse effects on global activity. It is likely to worsen the slowdown in global growth projected over the next decade due to underinvestment, underemployment, and labor force declines in many advanced economies.

    Policymakers need to continue to sustain the recovery, gradually shifting from income support to growth-enhancing policies. In the longer run, in emerging market and developing economies, policies to improve health and education services, digital infrastructure, climate resilience, and business and governance practices will help mitigate the economic damage caused by the pandemic, reduce poverty and advance shared prosperity. In the context of weak fiscal positions and elevated debt, institutional reforms to spur organic growth are particularly important. We should seize the opportunity to lay the foundations for a durable, equitable, and sustainable global economy.”

    Regional Outlooks:
    East Asia and Pacific: Growth in the region is projected to accelerate by 7.4% in 2021.
    Europe and Central Asia: The regional economy is forecast to grow by 3.3% this year.
    Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional economic activity is expected to grow by 3.7% in 2021.
    Middle East and North Africa: Economic activity in the Middle East and North Africa is forecast to advance by 2.1% this year.
    South Asia: Economic activity in the region is projected to expand by 3.3% in 2021.
    Sub-Saharan Africa: Economic activity in the region is on course to rise by 2.7% in 2021. For more, see regional overview.
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    Download the Global Economic Prospects January 2021 Regional Overview.

  • Worldwide Cost of Living 2020-How is Covid-19 affecting the prices of consumer goods?
    The prices of 138 goods and services in about 130 major cities as at September 2020, has risen by just 0.3 points on average over the past year.
    The three most expensive cities in the world are Hong Kong, Zurich (Switzerland) and Paris (France). Zurich and Paris have overtaken Singapore and Osaka (Japan), which have slipped down the rankings.
    Cities in the Americas, Africa and Eastern Europe have become less expensive since last year, while Western European cities have become costlier. This partly reflects a rise in European currencies against the US dollar.
    Of the ten categories covered by this report, tobacco and recreation (including consumer electronics) have seen the biggest price increases since last year, while clothing prices have seen the steepest decline.
    Download the report here

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