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Jan 13, 2011 / Richard Hall

STATE OF THE WORLD

My favourite chart, as it summarises the entire global economy in a single line, shows growth back above 4% for the past three quarters, almost identical to its pre-downturn levels.

World GDP % change on a year earlier

It doesn’t feel this good to me or most people I meet, but it is undoubtedly a reassuring overall trend.

I am indebted again to The Economist magazine, this time the edition of 11th December 2010.

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