The Global Economic Prospects 2010 dissemination mission continues this week to Berlin, Madrid, Beijing, Hanoi, and Jakarta. Next stops: New Delhi, Ankara, Warsaw, and Moscow.
As the report authors met with policy makers, economists, think tanks, and journalists discussing the state of the global economy and its impact on developing countries (especially how to deal with tight international financing that could limit growth), the ensuing news coverage mirror the particular concerns of each country.
The Bangkok Post talked about the benefit of China’s growth to the region; Reuters India headlined developing country corporate bonds issuance; Vietnam News discussed balancing growth and inflation; and CCTV focused on the waning impact of stimulus measures and the report’s findings for developing countries.
Some African news highlight the report’s caution against donors limiting funds to poor nations at a time when it is needed most to help these economies get back on the growth track. Kenya’s Business Daily notes the report says the crisis will have medium to long term impact on financing projects in developing countries as developed economies try to limit their engagement in external funding.
Here’s more coverage of GEP from around the world: FT, WSJ/Dow Jones, NY Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, Squawk Box, Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, Malaysia Star, Philippines Business World, and Al-Jazeera.