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Africa and Global Economic Trends Quarterly Review - First Quarter 2011

06-Apr-2011

The confirmation of a global economic recovery, supported by the release of encouraging economic statistics, helped to shore up commodity prices during recent months. The turmoil in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region also added an ongoing risk premium to crude oil prices. At the same time, rising food prices continue to be a major concern for inflationary trends in 2011.

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