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Irish Worries For The Global Economy

First Posted: 09/02/10 08:08 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

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Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, center, addresses the media outside Government Buildings, Dublin, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. Ireland slashed pay for state workers, cut welfare benefits and imposed new environmental taxes on fuel Wednesday as it unveiled a record euro 4 billion (US$6 billion) in budget cuts to combat a runaway deficit. (AP Photo/PA, Niall Carson)

The Baseline Scenario:

Is the global economic recovery still on track? The mainstream view is: yes, without a doubt. But increasingly, there are increasingly reasons to fear another financial disruption - particularly given the latest developments in Ireland.

The consensus among officials and most of the international banking community is that the global economy has stabilized and is now well down the road to recovery. The speed of this recovery is proving disappointing - as seen in the revised second-quarter growth estimate for gross domestic product in the United States, with annualized growth down to 1.6 percent. But, according to this view, easy monetary policy and still-loose fiscal policy around the world will keep sufficient momentum going.

Read the whole story: The Baseline Scenario

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