Japan's economy grew an annualized 1.9% in the second quarter of 2021, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday (Sept. 8), beating economists' median forecast for a 1.6% gain and the initial estimate of a 1.3% expansion.
The inflation rate in Germany, measured as the year-on-year change in the consumer price index, is expected to pick up to 3.8% year-on-year in July of 2021, data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) revealed on Thursday (July 29).
Emerging economies in eastern Europe, Central Asia and northern Africa are expected to see 4.2% growth in 2021, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
World trade recovery from the COVID-19 crisis hit a record high in the first quarter of 2021, increasing by 10% year-over-year and 4% quarter-over-quarter, according to UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update released on 19 May.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects the world economy to grow 5.1% in 2021, revising up its previous estimate (4.8%), according to the cartel's closely-scrutinized monthly market report released on Thursday (March 11).
The world economy will grow 5.5% in 2021, after sinking 3.5% in 2020, the worst year since World War II, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted Tuesday (Jan. 26).
The world economy kicks off 2021 with record high debt levels that will slow post-coronavirus recovery and could destabilize some countries, the Institute of International Finance (IFF) warned.
The Russian economy could pick up faster than expected, the country's Central Bank Head Elvira Nabiullina stated on Friday (Dec. 18). "We expect a stable restart of recovering growth next spring," Nabiullina told TASS news agency.
Countries around the world are re-imposing painful Covid-19 restrictions on public life and that’s a “major downside risk” for the fourth quarter, according to Swiss banking giant UBS.
The European Council on Tuesday (Oct. 6) decided to add Anguilla and Barbados to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.