Central bankers upbeat on world economy

The global economy is growing at a dynamic pace and may even accelerate in 2006, central bankers from major countries said on Monday 9 January.

The surge in crude oil prices has failed to restrain economic output, trade prospects are improving and central banks have kept a lid on inflation expectations, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told a news conference.

"The global economy proved very, very resilient in the eyes of governments and particularly resilient in the sharp run