European Commission raises Polish GDP growth forecast
May 12, 2017, 12:20
The commission, which is the EU's executive arm, said in its latest set of quarterly economic forecasts that it expected the United Kingdom economy to expand at an unchanged 1.8% rate this year, while slowing sharply to 1.3% in 2018.
Brexit remains also one of the main risks for the bloc's growth in the coming months, the Commission said.
"Europe is entering its fifth consecutive year of growth", EU Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said.
That is compared with predictions made in the winter of 1.6% growth in 2017 and 1.8% in 2018. It was also noted that the increase in employment in Turkey is expected to increase even further in 2018 and that Turkish banks continue to have relatively sound headline-risk metrics, a positive factor that should support domestic investment in the coming period.
"It is good news too that the high uncertainty that has characterised the past 12 months may be starting to ease", he said.
European flags in front of European Commission in Brussels.
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The EU expects Serbia's economic expansion to accelerate, forecasting the country's GDP growth rate to be 3.2 percent in 2017 and 3.6 percent in 2018.
The European Commission revised upward its forecasts of euro zone economic growth this year and projected a lower unemployment rate, in new signs that the bloc's recovery is gathering pace, data released on Thursday showed. "Yet the picture is very different from member state to member state, with better performance recorded in the economies that have implemented more ambitious structural reforms", Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, said.
The 28-nation bloc as a whole would grow by 1.9% in both 2017 and 2018, the Commission said. "The debt-to-GDP ratio is forecast to decline to 132.5% in 2018".
The updated growth estimates are included in the Commission's formal Spring Economic Forecast.
Germany's trade surplus, an indicator that has often caused conflicts with Brussels for being excessive, will slow to 8.0 percent of GDP this year from 8.5 percent in 2016, and is predicted to go further down to 7.6 percent next year.
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Mychal Givens pitched two ideal innings, Donnie Hart got two outs in the ninth and Darren O'Day finished for his first save. OF Joey Rickard (sprained finger) took soft-toss swings in a session manager Buck Showalter called "very encouraging".
The severity of the strain has not been revealed, but an injury of this variety typically requires a trip to the disabled list. Cardinals: INF Jhonny Peralta (upper respiratory illness) is to begin a rehab assignment at Class A Palm Beach on Friday.
Hundreds of officers from all over the state attended the ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio. Police officers who died in the line of duty were remembered Wednesday by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
There were reports that she was either homeless at the time of her death or that she had been living in an in trailer park. Moran's death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Harrison County Coroner's Office".
Currently, a handful of companies, from Amazon and Yahoo, to the globally popular Netflix - have dabbled in TV. The producer is required to "develop, script, produce and edit sharable motion picture content".
On Thursday in London, the judge rejected the Government's application. "You can't have clean air and a hard Brexit", Davey said. The deadline for final publication of air quality plans remains as 31 July.
Conservatives saw their share of the rise in most parts of the country, including pushing Labour into third place in Aberdeen. Thomas Kerr, 20, was one of the Conservative councillors elected as the party's fortunes rose, taking a seat in Shettleston.
Referee Benjamin Casty was rushed to hospital after the incident and is believed to have suffered a broken jaw. A French rugby league referee was left floored last weekend after a sickening punch from a player.
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