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An update to these projections was published on March 31, 2009.
News release | Update (PDF)

Recent developments

The global economy is transitioning into what is likely to be a smoother and less volatile period. Financial market risk indicators, such as credit default swap rates, sovereign debt spreads, and stock market volatility indicators have all improved significantly since June 2012 (figure 1).

Figure 1
Financial indicators worldwide have improved since June 2012
Figure 1
Source: World Bank, Bloomberg

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