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IMF turns slightly more optimistic about US and global economic growth for 2014

People walk in the rain outside International Monetary Fund (IMF) building in Washington, on Oct. 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana
January 21, 2014 - 6:30 AM

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.

In an updated outlook, the global lending organization forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7 per cent in 2014 and that the U.S. economy will grow 2.8 per cent. The global forecast is 0.1 percentage point higher and the U.S. forecast 0.2 point higher than in the IMF's October forecast.

After a sluggish first six months of the year, global economic growth amounted to about 3 per cent in 2013. The U.S. economy is estimated to have grown less than 2 per cent last year.

The IMF says the global economy picked up in the second half of 2013, and it expects that momentum to carry over into 2014.

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