Marsh: 5 reasons to be upbeat on world's economy

April 13, 2015 8:59 PM

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Gloom will be on plentiful display in Washington this week when finance ministers and central bankers from around the world gather for economic parleying. The International Monetary Fund, which hosts its spring meetings with the World Bank, has warned of prolonged lower growth that will keep debt high — and could pave the way for another global financial crisis. Christine Lagarde, the IMF managing director, who regularly uses these occasions to parade her worries, will once again be front and center as global Cassandra-in-chief.

However, there are five good reasons why the doomsayers are overdoing it.

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