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Global issues. Forecasts for the Next 25 Years. The Single Most Critical Skill for the 21st Century 7 Ways to Spot Tomorrow’s Trends Today How to Succeed in an Age of Hyper-Change How Foresight Built a Fortune Forecast #1: Electric cars powered by fuel cells earn extra cash for their owners—Your next car may help pay for itself by selling its excess electricity back to the power company.

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Researchers in the Netherlands have developed electric cars using fuel cells that convert biogas or hydrogen into electricity. Then, while the car is parked, it generates extra electricity that you can sell to the power company for extra cash. Forecast #2: Open-source robot blueprints cut the cost of robots by 90%—Robot development may soon dramatically accelerate thanks to new open-source hardware-sharing systems. Similar to open-source software for computers, this new robot-development platform allows participants to share their designs so that other developers can adapt or improve on them. 3-D Printing Revolutionizes Manufacturing Dear Reader, Home. CIFP - Country Indicators for Foreign Policy. Standard & Poor's. Prospects for the Global Economy. Intro The year began on a positive note.

A marked improvement in market sentiment, combined with monetary policy easing in developing countries, was reflected in a rebound in economic activity in both developing and advanced countries. However, since the beginning of May, much of this progress has been called into question by a re-igniting of Euro Area jitters, which roiled financial markets around the globe. More > Recent Developments The first four months of the year saw improved conditions in financial markets that may have contributed to a turnaround in the real-side economy. Headwinds The resurgence of tensions in the Euro Area adds to the pre-existing headwinds from fiscal consolidation and banking sector deleveraging in the advanced economies, as well as capacity constraints and reduced capital inflows in some of the large developing economies.

Outlook Risks Challenges Conclusions. Global Insight: Country & Industry Forecasting. World - GDP - real growth rate - Historical Data Graphs per Year. Index forecasts weaker growth. The index predicts future real GDP growth (gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation) based on 11 leading economic and financial indicators.

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Four of the 11 indicators were positive in July, up from three in June. Positive indicators include hours worked, real capital goods orders, the real money supply and light-vehicle sales, all of which increased. Negative indicators include declines in building permits, stock prices, ISM export orders and the yield curve. Also negative were increases in the AAA corporate bond spread, seasonally adjusted crude oil prices and the real federal funds rate. This model assumes it can take 12 to 15 months for changes in the real federal funds rate to affect economic activity, so it uses the November 2011 — January 2012 rolling average to forecast real GDP in December 2012. About the USA TODAY/IHS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index The index predicts future gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The interactive graphic How this index differs from others. Morgan Stanley - Global Economic Forum.

Top Economic Reports March 05, 2014 By The Global Economics Team | ​Asia Pacific Economics: Asia Insight: Asia’s Debt Indulgence: AXJ’s leverage levels have picked up sharply over the past six years...

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Leverage in AXJ is relatively over-extended when evaluated in the context of the region’s per capita incomes. Chetan K Ahya US Economics: Making Cents: A Minimum Wage Brief: As the debate over the minimum wage drags on in DC, we outline the key economic issues at play. Sunday Start: What Next in the Global Economy (February 23, 2014): While each EM economy is different, South Africa shares some common features with other members of what we call the ‘double deficit club’, which also includes Brazil, Turkey, India, Indonesia and Ukraine.

US Economics: Business Conditions: Weathered by Winter: The February MSBCI fell 9 points to 43% as severe winter weather weighs on growth expectations. Important Disclosure Information at the end of this Forum Disclosure Section Important Disclosures. Oxford Economics. Global Economic Outlook. Slow Global Growth to See a Rebound in 2014 Faster Increase in Public and Private Investment and Policy Reform to Drive Productivity Can Counter Long Term Slowdown Main results: Global growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adjusted for inflation, will rebound from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 3.5 percent in 2014 – a slight upward revision from our projection of 3.1 percent, last November.

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Across mature economies, the 2014 growth outlook has improved significantly to 2.2 percent growth in 2014, compared to 1.3 percent in 2013. CESifo Group: Ifo Institute, Center for Economic Studies (CES), CESifo GmbH. Consensus Economics - Economic Forecasts and Indicators.