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UN expects 2017 global growth to rise to 2.7%

US President-elect Donald Trump's tax policies could have adverse effects

Tom Miles  |  Geneva 

The United Nations expects global economic growth to rise to 2.7 per cent this year and 2.9 per cent in 2018, up from 2.2 per cent in 2016 and said Brexit and US. President-elect Donald Trump's tax policies could have adverse effects. In its annual economic forecast published on Tuesday, the UN said there was uncertainty created by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and predicted the British economy would slow to 1.1 per cent in 2017 and 1.3 per cent in 2018 from an estimated 2.0 per cent in 2016. If Trump's plans for tax reforms protected US producers ...

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First Published: Wed, January 18 2017. 01:16 IST
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