IMF's Lipsky upbeat on eurozone outlook

In an interview with Reuters published Thursday 22 February, IMF first deputy managing director, John Lipsky, said the world economy will slow slightly this year from 2006.

In the interview Lipsky stuck to the IMF's September forecast, but signalled an upward revision of its eurozone growth projection.

"Since September, the risks to the global economy have diminished somewhat. They have certainly not gone away," Lipsky told Reuters. "We are basically unchanged, 4,9%."

"In broad terms, 2007 growth

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