UN report projects global growth to slow in 2022, 2023

A UN report has lowered the outlook for world economic growth in 2022 and 2023. The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 report projects global output to grow by 4 percent this year, and 3.5 percent the next. The report says world economic recovery still faces huge headwinds amid new COVID-19 waves, labor market and supply-chain challenges, and rising inflationary pressures. A UN official says interest rate increases in developed countries could trigger capital outflow in some emerging countries.

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