Global Development Finance 2007: Analysis and by World Bank

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Worldwide improvement Finance (GDF), is the area Bank's annual evaluation of contemporary developments in and customers for monetary flows to constructing nations. it truly is an crucial source for governments, economists, traders, monetary experts, lecturers, bankers, and the whole improvement group. Vol I: research and Outlook stories contemporary tendencies in monetary flows to constructing international locations. Vol II. precis and kingdom Tables* contains accomplished info for 138 nations, in addition to precis facts for areas and source of revenue teams. additionally to be had on CD-ROM, with greater than two hundred ancient time sequence from 1970 to 2005, and nation workforce estimates for 2006. * Vol II. precis and nation Tables now not bought individually.

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Many economies, particularly in Eastern East Asia and Pacific South Asia Europe and Central Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East and North Africa World Sources: World Bank; Datastream. Note: Percentages are 3-month/3-month seasonally-adjusted annualized rates. and Central Europe, have overheated (or are overheating) and have entered a phase of policy tightening. Economic activity in these countries is projected to slow. Notwithstanding weaker import demand from the United States, growth in other developing countries, including Brazil and Mexico, is projected to accelerate or stabilize at high rates, as they continue to benefit from a favorable T H E external climate, including low long-term real interest rates and interest-rate spreads.

20 20 02 01 01 20 p. Se 01 M ay 20 00 Ja n. 20 00 20 p. Se ay M Ja n. 20 00 15 Sources: World Bank; Datastream. 2 Ju l Ja n 1 2 Q 00 2 2 2 Q 00 3 2 2 Q 00 4 2 2 Q 00 1 2 2 Q 00 2 3 2 Q 00 3 3 2 Q 00 4 3 2 Q 00 1 3 2 Q 00 2 4 2 Q 00 3 4 2 Q 00 4 4 2 Q 00 1 4 2 Q 00 2 5 2 Q 00 3 5 2 Q 00 4 5 2 Q 00 1 5 2 Q 00 2 6 2 Q 00 3 6 2 Q 00 4 6 2 Q 00 1 6 20 07 Ϫ3 0 Source: International Energy Agency. Sources: World Bank; International Energy Agency. reaching about $65 a barrel in early May 2007— almost $5 less than a year before.

Reflecting high commodity prices and improved fundamentals, net private capital inflows exceeded bilateral aid grants for the first time since 1999. 2 billion (excluding debt relief) in 2005, remains important, representing more than 5 percent of GDP for 80 percent of countries in the region and exceeding 10 percent in several. The increase in private flows reflects increased FDI (principally into extractive sectors), portfolio investment, and bank lending (particularly from other developing-country banks).

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