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April 2013 Update to TIGER: Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery

Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda: “The global economic recovery remains stuck below takeoff speed, unable to achieve liftoff and facing the risk of stalling. Half-hearted fiscal austerity measures are proving to be a drag on growth, and monetary policy continues to shoulder the burden of limiting downside risks. The Brookings-FT TIGER index shows that growth momentum remains weak in nearly all major advanced and emerging market economies. Click a country name below the global Overall Growth Index to view charts for the main TIGER indexes by country and charts for the indicators that make up the indexes, which are broken down by real activity, financial and confidence indicators.”

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