In a revised forecast, the International Monetary Fund expects that global growth in 2017 will increase to 3.4 percent and 3.8 percent the year after. President Trump is a wild card in terms of the growth estimate.
BY RITZAU FINANS Published 16.01.17 at 15:54
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