Global growth has ‘flat-lined’, says OECD chief economist

Global economy expected to expand no faster than in 2015

A "stronger collective policy approach" is "urgently" needed to foster growth in the global economy, the chief economist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has stressed.

Despite low interest rates, economies around the world are expected to grow no faster than they did in 2015, the latest interim economic outlook published today (February 18) by the OECD suggests.

"Global prospects have practically flatlined, recent data have disappointed and indicators point to

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