qnb global growth may be picking up in 2017 but recovery could be short
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

QNB: "Global Growth May Be Picking Up in 2017 but Recovery Could Be Short "

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today QNB: "Global Growth May Be Picking Up in 2017 but Recovery Could Be Short "

Qatar National Bank (QNB) group said global growth
Doha - QNA

Qatar National Bank (QNB) group said global growth may be picking up in 2017, but the recovery could easily be short lived with a return to the slow global growth rates of the recent past not a distant possibility. 
In its weekly economic analysis published on Saturday, QNB group said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised up its forecast for global growth for the first time for five years when it released its World Economic Outlook last week. 
The IMF now expects global growth to pick up from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017, compared with its previous forecast of 3.4% for 2017. A number of factors are expected to drive the acceleration in growth including a buoyant US economy, supportive government policies, an improvement in global sentiment, a recovery in commodity prices and an upturn in the inventory cycle, according to the analysis. 
However, the IMF cautioned that a number of risks could upset the global recovery such as trade protectionism, geopolitics, rising debt and tighter-than-expected monetary policy. 
The analysis said a number of factors are expected to drive up global growth. First, fiscal policy is expected to become more supportive of growth in 2017. 
The government response to the global financial crisis of 2008-09 and European sovereign debt crisis in 2011-12 was to implement more "austere" fiscal policy which dragged on growth right up to 2015. 
However, the IMF estimates that fiscal policy became mildly supportive of growth in 2016. The lagged effects of this change in stance and broadly neutral fiscal policy this year are likely to contribute to higher growth in 2017. In particular, China is providing considerable stimulus through public investment in infrastructure and real estate that has spillovers to the rest of the world. 
Second, monetary policy in a number of economies is expected to remain highly accommodative. The European Central Bank continues with negative interest rates and quantitative easing, which is pushing credit growth higher, and the Bank of Japan has introduced a policy to target 10-year yields of zero. Although, monetary policy may be tightened in the US, the IMF expects that this will be more than offset by easing elsewhere. 
Third, higher commodity prices are expected to contribute to global growth. The IMF expects oil prices to rise from an average of USD45 per barrel in 2016 to USD56 per barrel in 2017, similar to our forecasts. This will support global growth as higher revenue leads to a recovery in income and spending in commodity-exporting countries and as investment in the energy sector recovers, particularly in the US.  
According to the QNB weekly economic analysis, the fourth factor of the inventory cycle is likely to contribute to growth in 2017. In 2016, as growth proved slower than expected in a number of large economies, companies in the US and Europe pulled back on investment and drew on inventories to meet demand, which led to a drag of around 0.4 percentage points on GDP growth. 

Source: QNA

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

qnb global growth may be picking up in 2017 but recovery could be short qnb global growth may be picking up in 2017 but recovery could be short

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

qnb global growth may be picking up in 2017 but recovery could be short qnb global growth may be picking up in 2017 but recovery could be short

 



GMT 15:42 2017 Saturday ,01 April

14 militants killed in air raids in Egypt's Sinai

GMT 01:54 2018 Tuesday ,02 January

Halep, Sharapova off to flying 2018 starts

GMT 01:42 2017 Monday ,19 June

PIA Lahore-Muscat service to be launched

GMT 14:36 2016 Monday ,12 December

Yemeni security forces dismantle car bomb in Aden

GMT 09:45 2018 Wednesday ,28 November

Pleasant to relatively cold conditions

GMT 09:50 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Syrian governmental troops bombarded eastern Ghouta

GMT 08:09 2017 Thursday ,18 May

Italian cultural week at Bait Al Zubair

GMT 23:26 2016 Wednesday ,05 October

Sisi, Bashir inspect arms of 2nd Field Army

GMT 01:02 2017 Monday ,20 November

After fall of last town, IS loses grip over Iraqis

GMT 18:36 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Libyan army clashed with ISIS militias in Sirte

GMT 20:46 2017 Wednesday ,04 October

Trump says he has 'total confidence' in Tillerson

GMT 11:34 2017 Friday ,28 April

CBB treasury bills subscribed

GMT 08:28 2016 Friday ,30 September

US-Russia talks on verge of ending

GMT 02:42 2017 Thursday ,26 January

Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday