Growth tops World Bank-IMF agenda this week

April 12, 2015 9:02 PM

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Finance ministers and central bankers from 188 countries will gather in Washington this week as the U.S. economy bubbles, the eurozone recovers and developing countries' growth sputters.

Facing shifting global fortunes, leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are pushing member nations to boost the world economy's prospects above what IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde calls "the new mediocre" --- low growth for a long time.

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