Finance & Economics

Polish Economy to Slow Slightly, Fiscal Deficit to Grow, Says World Bank

Poland’s economic growth rate is projected to slow to 4.0% in 2019, down from over 5.0% in 2018, according to the World Bank’s latest Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia, released on April 4th.

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 April 2019


UN highlights profound implication of population trends on sustainable development

A view of the city of Bogotá, Colombia.

Wide-ranging reforms needed to ensure Italy’s economic recovery


Vienna Initiative, 10 Years On, Makes Case for Deeper Financial Integration in Emerging Europe

The case for deeper financial integration in emerging Europe remains strong as the Vienna Initiative marks a decade since its launch as a unique public-private forum that helped the region weather the worst of the global economic crisis.

Further reforms in Sweden can drive growth, competitiveness and social cohesion


World Bank Helps Improve Livability of Four Localities in Dhaka City

The World Bank, on March 29, approved $100.5 million to improve public spaces and urban services in four large neighborhoods under the Dhaka South City Corporation benefitting about a million residents.

OECD Steel Committee concerned about excess capacity in steel sector

Low growth prospects for the global economy, slowing demand for steel and virtually unchanged steelmaking capacity are driving severe and persistent excess capacity in the steel sector, the OECD Steel Committee said at the end of its meeting this week...

Cyprus: Staff Concluding Statement of the Third Post-Program Monitoring Mission

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Nicosia during March 18–27, 2019, for the third post-program monitoring (PPM) discussions. PPM is part of the IMF’s regular monitoring of countries with significant outstanding IMF credit, which...

IMF Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Consultation Mission to Mozambique

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Maputo during March 13–27, 2019, to conduct the Article IV consultation mission.