IMF predicts higher global growth but warns of risks

Jan 17 2014, 19:26 IST
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SummaryThe International Monetary Fund expects global growth to pick up this year, though deflation is a “rising risk” as long as economic growth

activity collected from contacts nationwide, the US central bank said two-thirds of the 12 districts reported increases in hiring.

“The economic outlook is positive in most districts, with some reports citing expectations for ‘more of the same’ and some expecting a pick-up in growth,” the report said.

The findings were broadly in line with economic data ranging from consumer spending to industrial production that have showed a building up of strength in the economy in late 2013.

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