Quick Facts: Global Economic Outlook till 2017

  • The recovery from the 2008–09 recession remains the most challenging in the past century.
  • Deleveraging in the private and public sectors remains an inhibitor to growth throughout the forecast period.
  • These pressures are offset by substantial improvement in the health of the corporate sector.
  • Structural imbalances in key emerging economies are potential headwinds.
  • The macro-economy, fiscal imbalances, and continued quantitative easing constitute high risks.
  • New political risks have arisen as a result of the Arab Spring.
  • The recovery will be uneven across regions and in time.