The bank said in its 'Global Development Horizons 2011' report that global growth over the next 15 years is likely to mirror the current recovery, with emerging and developing countries growing faster than more advanced counterparts. The bank projects emerging economies to grow an average of 4.7% a year through 2025, more than double the 2.3% forecast for advanced economies. --R. Crittenden, The Wall Street Journal
The report, 'Global Development Horizons 2011 Multipolarity: The New Global Economy,' anticipates that the dollar will be joined by the euro and the renminbi as dominant international currencies. The Chinese government is already easing currency controls and has taken other steps to help the renminbi become a fully convertible reserve currency, which would make it easier for foreign companies to finance projects in China. --Motoco Rich, The New York Times
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