Thursday, January 7, 2016

World Bank cuts growth forecast to 2.9% in 2016

According to the World Bank, the global economy will sputter along this year as China's slowdown prolongs a commodity slump and contractions endure in Brazil and Russia. As a result, the international institution cut its forecasts for the third straight year, predicting 2016 growth to fall by 0.4 percentage point to 2.9%. With regards to the U.S., the World Bank decreased its 2016 prospects to 2.7%, down from 2.8 percent from June, citing the dampening effect on exports from the surging dollar.