|World Economic Outlook Update Global Recovery Stalls, Downside Risks Intensify -continued|
|January 24, 2012--The global recovery is threatened by intensifying strains in the euro area and fragilities elsewhere. Financial conditions have deteriorated, growth prospects have dimmed, and downside risks have escalated. Global output is projected to expand by 3¼ percent in 2012 -a downward revision of about ¾ percentage point relative to the September 2011 World Economic Outlook (WEO).|
|This is largely because the euro area economy is now expected to go into a mild recession in 2012 as a result of the rise in sovereign yields, the effects of bank deleveraging on the real economy, and the impact of additional fiscal consolidation. Growth in emerging and developing economies is also expected to slow because of the worsening external environment and a weakening of internal demand.
The most immediate policy challenge is to restore confidence and put an end to the crisis in the euro area by supporting growth, while sustaining adjustment, containing deleveraging, and providing more liquidity and monetary accommodation. In other major advanced economies, the key policy requirements are to address medium-term fiscal imbalances and to repair and reform financial systems, while sustaining the recovery. In emerging and developing economies, near-term policy should focus on responding to moderating domestic growth and to slowing external demand from advanced economies.
Financial risks escalate, global growth decelerates
Global growth prospects dimmed and risks sharply escalated during the fourth quarter of 2011, as the euro area crisis entered a perilous new phase. Activity remained relatively robust throughout the third quarter, with global GDP expanding at an annualized rate of 3½ percent—only slightly worse than forecast in the September 2011 WEO.
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|UK government to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond.|
|September 12, 2014--The government announced today (12 September), as part of the conclusion of the Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) with China, that it intends to issue the world's first non-Chinese sovereign offshore renminbi bond and the proceeds will be used to finance the UK government's reserves of foreign currency.|
|Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee|
|September 11, 2014--The Basel Committee today published the results of its latest Basel III monitoring exercise. The study is based on the rigorous reporting process set up by the Committee to periodically review the implications of the Basel III standards for banks.|
|OTC Derivatives Regulators Issue Report to the G20|
|September 10, 2014--The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG),which is made up of authorities with responsibility for the regulation of OTC derivatives markets in Australia,Brazil,the European Union,Hong Kong,Japan,Ontario,Quebec,Singapore,Switzerland,and the United States,issued a report today that provides an update to the G20 on further progress in resolving OTC derivatives cross-border implementation issues and identifies a cross-border issue that may call for legislative change.|
|IOSCO updates survey on commodity derivatives markets supervisory principles|
|September 9, 2014--The International Organization of Securities Commissions today issued the Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets, which updates its 2012 review of the implementation of IOSCO's principles for commodity derivatives markets.|
|Climate Finance Is Flowing, but It Isn't Enough-Yet|
|September 5, 2014--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
About US$359 billion a year has been flowing to and within countries to support low-carbon development and clean energy projects that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to the effects of climate change.
|WEF-Global Growth at Risk from Slow Reform Progress|
|The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 finds insufficient progress in adopting and implementing structural reforms necessary for long-term economic growth|
Switzerland remains on top of the report’s Global Competitiveness Index rankings; the US and Japan move up in the rankings for a second year in a row
Innovation, talent development and institutional strength continue to play a defining role in determining world's most competitive economies
September 3, 2014--The health of the global economy is at risk, despite years of bold monetary policy,
|Average daily volume of 7.0 million contracts at Eurex Group in August|
|August 1, 2014--In August 2014, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.0 million contracts (August 2013: 6.6 million). Of those, 4.8 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (August 2013: 4.5 million), and 2.2 million contracts (August 2013: 2.1 million) were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).|
|World Water Week Seeks Solutions to Water and Energy Challenges|
|August 29, 2014--Story Highlights|
Water is needed in almost all energy generation processes. At the same time, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water.
These inextricable connections between water and energy-and how best to manage them for the benefit of the poor-will be the focus of this year’s World Water Week.