April 2013 Update to TIGER: Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery

Editor's Note: In collaboration with the Financial Times (FT), Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda of Brookings have developed a set of composite indexes which track the global economic recovery. The Financial Times has produced the Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER) interactive map, which appears on the Financial Times Web site.

The global economic recovery remains stuck below takeoff speed, unable to achieve liftoff and facing the risk of stalling. Half-hearted fiscal austerity measures are proving to be a drag on growth, and monetary policy continues to shoulder the burden of limiting downside risks.

The Brookings-FT TIGER index shows that growth momentum remains weak in nearly all major advanced and emerging market economies. Click a country name below the global Overall Growth Index to view charts for the main TIGER indexes by country and charts for the indicators that make up the indexes, which are broken down by real activity, financial and confidence indicators.


Learn more about the recovery in advanced and emerging markets (PDF) »


Click a country name below to view charts for the main TIGER indexes for that country and charts for the indicators that make up the indexes, which are broken down by real activity, financial and confidence indicators.

Argentina » Germany » Japan » South Africa »
Australia » Greece » Korea » Spain »
Brazil » India » Mexico » Turkey »
Canada » Indonesia » Netherlands » United Kingdom »
China » Ireland » Portugal » United States »
France » Italy » Russia »

As well as tracking country performance, the TIGER indexes also track the performance of key indicators across groups of advanced economies, emerging markets and a composite total. Click on the following links to view the updated charts for the following key indicators:  

Real Activity Indicators
Financial Indicators
Confidence Indicators

For detailed information on the composition and construction of the indexes and a comprehensive description of the data and source information, please refer to the updated  technical appendix.

Read the full analysis and commentary: Global Economic Recovery Stuck Below Takeoff Speed »

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