World economy seen picking up, political uncertainty a risk

A man watches an electronic stock indexes in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP / Azusa Uchikura)

By The Associated Press, June 7, 2017 

PARIS — The world economy is picking up speed but faces big political uncertainties and needs to be reformed to make growth work for a broader swath of people, a global policy watchdog said Wednesday.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicted in its latest global outlook report that world growth would accelerate from 3 per cent in 2016 to 3.6 per cent in 2018.

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