Country Macro

Momentum in the global economy appeared to lift during the second half of 2016. Although global growth remains below its long-run average pace, recent monthly manufacturing survey (PMI) data suggests that improved conditions in China’s economy helped foster a sequential pickup in growth at the global level. The world’s major advanced economies remain on the recovery path, paved by accommodative monetary policy settings. The current picture suggests the world economy is set to begin in 2017, on relatively firm footing.
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