World growth set for recovery - OECD

FRANCE - The world is set for a strong economic recovery next year, according to a leading international organisation.

The OECD, which represents the world's 30 richest countries, says that "confidence has returned more rapidly than expected" to the world's economies, especially in the United States, despite the 11 September terrorist attacks.

And it expects "growth momentum" to return, with overall economic growth among rich countries rising from 1.8% this year to 3% in 2003.

But the recovery