Document_GEM: World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) Full Report

World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) Full Report

Marking 70 years of publication, UN/DESA's flagship report on the state of the global economy, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017, was launched today in New York by Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development, Lenni Montiel, and Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Dawn Holland. The report states that world gross product is forecast to expand by 2.7 per cent in 2017 and 2.9 per cent in 2018, with this modest recovery more an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand.  Regional launches will take place in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow and New Delhi throughout the week. Watch the global outlook [link to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBYlk1idPzc] Full report and other press materials [link to: http://bit.ly/WESP]

Aunque se prevé una modesta recuperación global para 2017 y 2018, la economía mundial todavía no ha salido del período de crecimiento lento, que se caracteriza por la escasez de inversiones, el comercio decreciente y un debilitado aumento de la productividad, según el informe de las Naciones Unidas World Economic Situation and Prospects (Situación y perspectivas de la economía mundial) de 2017, que se ha presentado hoy.

The report projects a modest improvement for the world economy in 2016/17 as a number of cyclical and structural headwinds persist. Global growth is estimated at a mere 2.4 per cent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 2.9 per cent in 2016 and 3.2 per cent in 2017.

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