By Matt Ayres
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that global growth will remain moderate in 2015, with "uneven prospects" across the main countries and regions.
The outlook for advanced countries is improving when compared with 2014,, although growth in emerging and developing economies is projected to be lower. There will be weaker prospects in 2015 for some oil-exporting nations.
The IMF's World Economic Outlook said growth was likely to be 3.5% this year, in line with its January forecast.
Despite a slow outlook for 2015, it added that growth in emerging markets is expected to pick up in 2016, driving an increase in global growth next year to 3.8%.