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Chief Economist Outlook - World Economic Forum May 2023
While there are signs of nascent optimism, the banking disruption of March 2023 has caused tremors in the global outlook.
The most buoyant economic activity is expected in Asia, with China’s reopening projected to bolster activity across the continent. For China itself, chief economists are near unanimous in expecting a significant rebound this year.
Almost 80% of chief economists think central banks now face a trade-off between managing inflation and maintaining financial sector stability.
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APO Productivity Outlook 2022
This is the inaugural edition of the APO Productivity Outlook series. The report underscores that productivity gains in the manufacturing sector are essential in driving long-term sustainable economic growth regardless of a country’s stage of development.
Under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing is expected to play an even more prominent role in enabling rebound and fostering resilience in coming years. The positive contributions of global value chains and ICT development hold the key to manufacturing labor productivity improvement in the long run.
In the short term, the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to lower manufacturing productivity growth through weakened investment and supply-chain linkages across the globe.
Despite this dim outlook, however, the adoption of new digital technologies that are being accelerated in response to the pandemic-induced recessions is foreseen to offer novel opportunities to rebound the productivity growth.
Not all countries benefit from ICT investment as it has to be accompanied with sufficient support for complementary factors, including management practices and workers’ skills.
Even with the advancement of ICT and transition to the knowledge-and-digital economy, the manufacturing sector still plays a pivotal role in determining a country’s international competitiveness by integrating the country’s economy into the GVC.
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Future of Jobs Report 2023 (World Economic Forum
The Future of Jobs Report 2023 explores how jobs and skills will evolve over the next five years. This fourth edition of the series continues the analysis of employer expectations to provide new insights on how socio-economic and technology trends will shape the workplace of the future.

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World Economic Outlook April 2023
The global economy remains on track for a gradual recovery from the pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine. China's reopened economy is rebounding strongly. Supply chain disruptions are unwinding while the dislocations to energy and food markets caused by the war are receding.
Global growth will bottom out at 2.8 percent in 2023 before rising modestly to 3 percent in 2024.
The appropriate course of action is contingent on the state of the financial system. Monetary policy should stay firmly focused on bringing inflation down.
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World Happiness Report 2023
Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to World Happiness Report rankings based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll. The report, which is a publication of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, draws on global survey data from people in more than 150 countries. Countries are ranked on happiness based on their average life evaluations over the three preceding years, in this case 2020 to 2022.
Benevolence to others, especially the helping of strangers, which went up dramatically in 2021, stayed high in 2022.Global happiness has not taken a hit in the three years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Life evaluations from 2020 to 2022 have been remarkably resilient,” according to the report.
On the African continent, Mauritius takes the top spot, with a happiness score of 5.902, followed by Algeria with a score of 5.392, while South Africa is ranked in third place, scoring of 5.275.
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