The world economy [December 1988]

Brian Ashcroft, Jim Love, Stephen Boyle, Paul Draper, Stewart Dunlop, Janet Grehan, Frank Harrigan, John Heeley, Cliff Lockyer, Eleanor Malloy, Claire Monaghan, Peter McGregor, Iain McNicolI, Roger Perman, Jim Stevens, Brian Ashcroft (Editor), Jim Love (Editor)

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The buoyancy of the main economies continues. Investment now appears to be the principal driving force behind the current robust performance of the world economy. Growth of GNP is generally expected to be around 4% this year, a full one percentage point, and more, higher than expectations at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, growth should decline next year due to a tightening by key governments of both fiscal and monetary policies in response to increasing inflationary pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988


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