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Prospects Weekly: Renewed Euro Area tensions cut into capital flows to developing countries in May and June

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Renewed Euro Area tensions cut into capital flows to developing countries in May and June, and prompted a sharp downturn in business sentiment worldwide. Together these developments point to slower growth in 2012Q2 and Q3, unless recent improvements in financial markets and policy steps cause business sentiment to strengthen.

Prospects Daily: Global equities move higher amid the latest EU agreement

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Important developments today:

1. Global equities move higher amid the latest EU agreement

2. May industrial production output mixed among major European economies.

World Bank published latest commodity prices: June 2012

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In May 2012 the prices continued their fall with energy plummeting by 7.6% and the non-energy falling by 2.5%.  Food prices declined by 2.1%, beverages up by 1.3%, raw materials dropped by 1.9%, metals down by 4.7% and on balance fertilizers appeared unchanged. The US dollar appreciated 2.7% against the euro and 1.7% against a broad index of currencies.

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