Improvement in World Economic Outlook

The IMF has raised its growth projections for 2010 and 2011. Although the fastest-growing countries are in the emerging markets group, the upward revisions in the growth forecasts for the euro area, US and UK are also quite substantial (relative to priors): you can get more details here.

New World Economic Outlook analytical studies from the IMF

The IMF has just released the ‘analytical’ chapters of its April 2009 World Economic Outlook report.  You can download these here.

Chapter 3. From Recession to Recovery: How Soon and How Strong?

Chapter 4. How Linkages Fuel the Fire: The Transmission of Financial Stress from Advanced to Emerging Economies