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Improving agriculture regulations in low and middle income countries could go a long way toward feeding the world’s growing population and improving farmers’ livelihoods around the world, says the latest edition of the World Bank Group’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) 2017 report.
Prices for industrial commodities, including energy and metals, appear to have bottomed out last year and are anticipated to rise sharply in 2017 on tight supplies and strong demand, the World Bank's quarterly Commodity Markets Outlook says.
Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters, while domestic demand remains solid among emerging and developing commodity importers