February 2014

G20 agrees ‘ambitious’ target for global output

The Scotsman, 24 February, 2014
Finance ministers from the 20 largest economies have agreed to embrace an “ambitious” goal of boosting the world’s GDP by more than $2 trillion (£1.2tn) over the coming five years.

OECD warns of new era of low economic growth globally

The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 February, 2014
A global slowdown in productivity and the risk of higher structural unemployment threaten to usher in a new era of low economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned.

World Bank hikes 2014 world-growth rate

The Desert Sun, 22 February, 2014
The highly influential World Bank, committing all of the world’s wealthy nations to help the undeveloped and developing countries to reach more productive levels, has pronounced 2014 as a moderately promising growth year for the world at large.