Tag: World Economic Outlook

Here is how IMF’s economists make predictions

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook is one of the most closely-watched set of forecasts in the world. How do economists get to the predictions in it? CNBC International gets an inside look at the process from Washington.

IMF projects 3.2% economic growth for SSA in 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting a 3.2 for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 and a 3.6 per cent growth for the region in 2020. As contained in its World Economic Outlook (WEO), the fund is also projecting a 2.3 for Nigeria in 2019 and a 2.5 per cent growth for the country in 2020. Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professional joins CNBC Africa to discuss the feasibility of these projections.

This African nation has the fastest growing economy in the world

On Tuesday the IMF released its World Economic Outlook, this is what it revealed about Africa and trade wars in charts.

The IMF has altered its outlook on Africa, this is what’s changed

The latest update includes some notable revisions to individual country growth projections for this year.