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UN Economists: Weak Global Growth Likely to Linger

U.N. economists project that world economic growth will be sluggish this year. In a report issued Thursday on the global economic situation and its prospects, experts said weak economic growth was likely to linger. They said lower oil prices, severe weather effects from El Nino, and political instability were contributing to 2016’s below-average showing. “We are forecasting growth of just 2.4 percent this year, which is the same weak rate of growth which we saw in 2015,” said Dawn...

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