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Oil propels Saudi GDP growth

Saudi Arabia reported its fastest economic growth rate in a decade on May 1, as a booming oil sector fueled a 9.6 percent rise in the first quarter over the same period of 2021.

The preliminary results come after the world's biggest oil exporter resisted U.S. entreaties to raise output in an attempt to rein in prices that have spiked since the Ukraine war began.

Eurostat: Inflation in Greece in April at 9.4%

Inflation in Greece jumped to 9.4% in April, according to Eurostat data. At the same time in the eurozone reached 7.5%.

According to official Eurostat data released today, the harmonized index of consumer prices continued its upward trend and climbed to 9.4% against a performance of -1.1% in the corresponding month of 2021.

Losing Russian energy would weigh on Europe’s economy: IMF official

Europe can get by without Russian gas for six months, but beyond that, the economic impact would be severe, a senior IMF official told AFP.

Alfred Kammer, head of the IMF's European Department, urged countries in the region to take a series of steps to ease the blow, including reducing consumption to build up inventory.

IMF cuts global GDP growth forecast to 3.6 pct amid war

The International Monetary Fund on April 19 downgraded the outlook for the world economy this year and next, blaming Russia's war in Ukraine for disrupting global commerce, pushing up oil prices, threatening food supplies and increasing uncertainty already heightened by the coronavirus and its variants.

IMF downgrades Slovenia’s 2022 growth forecast to 3.7%

Washington – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its projections for global economic growth in its latest World Economic Outlook, including Slovenia’s. The country’s GDP is projected to increase by 3.7% this year and by 3% in 2023, a downgrade of 0.9 and 0.6 percentage points, respectively, from the October forecast.

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