Global cotton consumption growth projected to slow to 0.04% in 2018/19

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Global cotton consumption is projected to post its third straight year of growth — but just barely, with an expected increase of only 0.04%, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) said in its latest forecast. Many of the top consuming countries are undergoing a slowing in consumption growth, including: East Asia — 6%, down from […]

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Growth prospects for East Asia and Pacific remain strong but risks need attention, says World Bank

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) is expected to remain strong and reach 6.3 percent in 2018, according to the latest World Bank economic report on the region. Prospects for a continued broad-based global recovery and robust domestic demand underpin this positive outlook. Still, emerging risks to stability and sustained growth require close […]

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South Asian economic growth seen accelerating; East Asia, Pacific to ease – World Bank

Growth in South Asia is forecast to pick up to 6.8 percent in 2017 and accelerate to 7.1 percent in 2018, reflecting a solid expansion of domestic demand and exports, the World Bank said in its latest report on the global economy. “Excluding India, regional growth is anticipated to hold steady at 5.7 percent, rising […]

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East Asia, Pacific growth to ease only modestly in 2016-18, World Bank says

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific has remained resilient and is expected to ease only modestly during 2016-18, according to a new World Bank report. This outlook is subject to elevated risks and countries should continue to prioritize monetary and fiscal policies that reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen credibility, while deepening structural reforms. Growth in […]

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