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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2008
Executive Summary

The world economy facing uncertain times
After several years of robust growth, the world economy is now facing some serious challenges in sustaining its brisk pace. The end of the housing bubble in the United States of America, as well as the unfolding credit crisis, the decline of the United States dollar visą- vis other major currencies, the persistence of large global imbalances and high oil prices will all threaten the sustainability of global economic growth in the coming years.
Slower, but nonetheless robust, global economic growth in 2008
The growth of the world economy moderated somewhat from 3.9 per cent in 2006 to a nonetheless robust 3.7 per cent during 2007. The baseline forecast of the United Nations for 2008 is for growth of the world economy to slow further to 3.4 per cent, but the darkening clouds of downside risks are looming much larger than a year ago...

WESP 2008 Annex Tables:

A.1  Developed economies: rates of growth of real GDP, 1998-2008

A.2  Economies in transition: rates of growth of real GDP, 1998-2008

A.3  Developing economies: rates of growth of real GDP, 1998-2008

A.4  Developed economies: consumer price inflation, 1998-2008

A.5  Economies in transition: consumer price inflation, 1998-2008

A.6  Developing economies: consumer price inflation, 1998-2008

A.7  Developed economies: unemployment rates, 1998-2008

A.8  Economies in transition and developing economies: unemployment rates, 1998-2007

A.9  Major developed economies: quarterly indicators of growth, unemployment and inflation, 2005-2007

A.10 Selected economies in transition: quarterly indicators of growth and inflation, 2005-2007

A.11 Major developing economies: Quarterly indicators of growth, unemployment and inflation, 2005-2007

A.12 Major developed economies: financial indicators, 1998-2007

A.13 Selected economies: real effective exchange rates, broad measurement, 1998-2007

A.14 Indices of prices of primary commodities, 1998-2007

A.15 World oil supply and demand, 1999-2008

A.16 World trade: changes in value and volume of exports and imports, by major country group, 1998-2008

A.17 Balance of payments on current account, by country or country group, summary table, 1998-2006

A.18 Balance of payments on current account, by country or country group, 1998-2006

A.19 Net ODA from major sources, by type, 1986-2006

A.20 Total net ODA flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) countries, by type of flow, 1994-2006

A.21 Commitments and net flows of financial resources, by selected multilateral institutions, 1997-2006

A.22 Greenhouse gas emissions of Annex 1 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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