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Washington, DC – The World Bank released its latest forecast on Tuesday, revealing a more optimistic outlook for the global economy compared to earlier this year. According to the report, the United States has played a significant role in driving this improved economic performance.

Global growth is now projected to reach 2.6 percent this year, up from the previous forecast of 2.4 percent in January. This upward revision is attributed to the resilience of the U.S. economy, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.5 percent, surpassing earlier predictions.

Despite facing challenges such as high interest rates and ongoing conflicts in regions like Ukraine and the Middle East, the U.S. economy has demonstrated dynamism and stability. Job additions in May exceeded expectations, reflecting a positive trend in the labor market.

While global growth is on an upward trajectory, it still lags behind pre-pandemic levels. Developing countries, in particular, are expected to experience slower growth than initially forecasted, hampering their efforts to bridge the income gap with wealthier nations.

Central banks, including the Federal Reserve, are likely to proceed cautiously in reversing their recent interest rate hikes. This cautious approach may keep global interest rates elevated, impacting borrowing costs and economic growth projections.

The World Bank also highlighted concerns about global trade, which has seen a decline in recent years. Rising protectionism and trade barriers could further hinder the already modest pace of economic growth, especially for developing countries at risk of a debt crisis.

As the world navigates through uncertain economic waters, the possibility of prolonged high interest rates and trade restrictions poses challenges to sustained growth. The path ahead remains uncertain, with financial vulnerabilities and geopolitical tensions adding to the complexity of the global economic landscape.