October 2015 update to TIGER: Tracking indexes for the global 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 also publishes the Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER), which appears on the Financial Times Web site.

The world economy is beset by a dangerous combination of divergent growth patterns, deficient demand, and deflationary risks. While growth prospects for the advanced economies have improved, emerging market economies are now leading the world economy into a slump.

The latest update of the Brookings-FT Tiger index reveals those sharp divergences in growth prospects between the advanced economies and emerging markets, and within these groups as well. Click a country name below the 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.


Greece Ireland Netherlands Portugal South Korea
  • Advanced Economy
  • Emerging Market Economy
  • Euro Periphery Economy
  • Euro Periphery / Advanced Economy

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: The world economy remains adrift in choppy waters »