Growth in EBRD to pick up despite major risksStaff Writer | November 5, 2016
Growth across the EBRD region is expected to pick up in 2016 and 2017 despite continued major risks, according to the Bank’s latest economic forecasts.
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The EBRD region, which stretches from southern and eastern Mediterranean countries to eastern Europe and Central Asia, is forecast to grow, on average, at 1.6 per cent this year (an upward revision of 0.2 percentage points since the previous EBRD forecast in May) and 2.5 per cent next year, compared with 0.5 per cent growth in 2015. ■