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Armenia: Country Profile

May 2018

Armenia’s economy will strengthen moderately in 2018. The economy is driven by gains in foreign and private investment. A large loan by the Asian Development Bank will also be used to improve infrastructure and enhance public-private partnerships. ...

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El Salvador: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy is growing at a steady but moderate pace. Higher levels of government spending and a rise in fixed investment are the main drivers. Modest gains in private final consumption provide limited support. Repayments on the public debt act as a ...

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Estonia: Country profile

May 2018

The economy will moderate after an exceptional performance in 2017. Private consumption is the main driver while exports – which make up more than half of GDP – will grow at a double-digit pace. Fixed investment is weakening. Public investment will ...

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Finland: Country Profile

May 2018

Finland’s economy will moderate somewhat in 2018. Investment is rising thanks to the launch of major industrial projects (in energy, forestry and metals) and exports will see another year of strong growth. Private consumption will be subdued and ...

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Middle East and Africa: Regional Profile

May 2018

In the Middle East and Africa, real GDP growth in 2018 will be below historical trends. A much stronger performance is needed to reduce the region’s huge pool of unemployed. Infrastructure bottlenecks in sub-Saharan Africa are especially acute. The ...

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Ireland: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy will slow in 2018 but still grow at a healthy pace. Consumer spending will be the main driver although construction investment and a stronger job market will provide valuable support. Exports will also continue to expand. According to the...

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St Kitts and Nevis: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy will strengthen in 2018. Steady gains in construction and private final consumption are the main drivers. Tourism will also rebound, supported by new room capacity. Growth of real GDP is expected to moderate to about 2.6% per year by ...

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Togo: Country Profile

May 2018

Togo’s economy continues to perform well. Strong gains in private final consumption provide much of the support for the economy. Public investment has addressed some of the most significant infrastructure gaps, but it has also increased public debt ...

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Israel: Country Profile

May 2018

The Israeli economy will grow at a steady pace in 2018. Private consumption is the main driver, supported by accommodative fiscal and monetary policies. Exports will also see strong gains while the development of new gas fields provides an additional...

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Kenya: Country Profile

May 2018

Kenya will enjoy strong economic gains in 2018. Private consumption is the main driver. Agricultural output will rebound and both exports and investment will strengthen moderately. Kenya’s medium-term prospects are positive. The economy will be ...

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Latvia: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy will continue to grow strongly in 2018. Strong gains in consumer spending are the main driver. Exports – which represent more than two-fifths of GDP – are growing briskly. Buoyant levels of fixed investment also offer some support. ...

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Peru: Country Profile

May 2018

Peru’s economy is strengthening. An improvement in private consumption and moderate growth of exports are drivers. Gains in the mining sector along with faster growth of credit will boost investment. A fiscal stimulus is also planned. A problematic ...

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Natural Resources: Brazil

May 2018

Brazil is endowed with substantial natural resources and the country is a key producer and exporter of many crops, metals and minerals globally. It remains a net energy importer, although a rise in oil production has helped to reduce imports. Due to ...

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Natural Resources: Canada

May 2018

Canada is endowed with vast natural resources and has been a significant exporter of food, energy and materials. However, its dependence on the hydrocarbon sector also makes it vulnerable to global oil price variations. Growing oil sand production ...

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China: Country Profile

May 2018

Beijing continues its transition from an export-led economy to one driven by consumption. Private consumption is the main driver. Public investment in infrastructure provides support while exports will see moderate gains. Tighter borrowing conditions...

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France: Country Profile

May 2018

The French economy will strengthen in 2018. Investment will be the main driver – supported by tax reforms and rising business confidence. Exports will see very strong growth although gains in private consumption will be modest. Spending restraints ...

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Argentina: Country Profile

May 2018

Argentina’s economy is strengthening after the change in government. Steady gains in private consumption and a rebound in exports are the main drivers. An increase in public spending should also benefit the economy. Inflation, however, remains in ...

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Australia: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy wil accelerate in 2018. Public investment in infrastructure investment, a pickup in exports of natural gas and a broader basis of growth throughout the non-mining sector are the main drivers. Modest gains in private consumption provide ...

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Dominican Republic: Country Profile

May 2018

The economy continues to perform well. Private consumption, a buoyant tourist sector and strong gains in exports are the main drivers. The damage caused by two major hurricanes slows the economy but a fiscal stimulus helps to offset this drag. As a ...

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Montenegro: Country Profile

May 2018

Montenegro’s economy will improve somewhat in 2017. Both public and private investment are rising, supported by robust growth in credit. Construction of the Bar-Boljare highway is a major project. Private final consumption will also provide support. ...

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