IMF cuts global growth projection again

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

FOX BUSINESS: Despite expansion in industrialized countries, growth in developing nations remains sluggish so he International Monetary Fund reduced its global output forecast on Tuesday.

Prospects for emerging markets, long the engine of the global recovery, have dimmed somewhat with both structural and cyclical factors at play, the IMF said in its latest snapshot on the health of the global economy.

The United States is driving much of the global recovery and U.S. output should pick up further next year - as long as politics do not get in the way, the IMF said, referring to a looming standoff over the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling.

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