May Monthly Briefing on the World Economy

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The May Monthly Briefing on the World Economic Situation and Prospects is now available.


  • Many developed and developing economies take an easier monetary policy stance
  • VAT increase in the Russian Federation temporarily adds to inflation
  • Argentina imposes price controls to curb inflation

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Also please check out UN DESA Voice’s Expert Voices feature on  Beyond taxes – how monetary and exchange rate policies can support sustainable development