The weak global recovery has dominated discussions at this week’s IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Washington D.C. The IMF has lowered its growth forecast for this year, with Managing Director Christine Lagarde warning of a “new mediocre”. More
Take a look at how we’re using smartphones to find out more about Nigeria’s economy. More
We’re using smartphones to find out what’s happening to prices in Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria. Razia Khan, our Head of Africa Research, explains how our new Consumer Price Tracker will help to address the issue of poor data availability in Africa – and shed light on how fast the region is really growing. More
For more than five years now, global equities have rallied, led by the US stock market. Understandably, jittery investors are asking when the good times will come to an end. Our answer? Not quite yet. More
Remember the popular view earlier this year? That the emerging market party was over and 2014 would be all about the recovery in the West? Find out why the reality has been somewhat different.
Financial inclusion has become a buzzword for governments intent on tackling poverty and inequality among their citizens. Almost half of all adults in the world are ‘unbanked’, most of them living in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Find out why countries are keen to do something about this. More
When you talk to businesses, it is widely acknowledged that trade is good for growth and creates jobs. Unfortunately, despite the UK’s illustrious history as a trading nation, the past few decades have seen us lagging behind other major economies. More can, and should, be done to bang the drum for British business overseas. More
The Clinton Global Initiative four-day, annual meeting homes in on major development challenges affecting many of our markets. Find out why this is important and what we are bringing to the conversation. More