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Global trade will grow says WTO though not as much as expected

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Global trade will grow says WTO though not as much as expected

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Global goods trade will grow over the next two years, but not as much as previously expected, according to the WTO.

The World Trade Organisation predicts a 3.3 percent rise this year followed by 4.0 percent in 2016.

The body believes trade will continue to grow, but in the shadow of a fragile economy and geopolitical tensions, which could undermine the upward trend.

The WTO bases its report on data from a number of organisations including the International Monetary Fund.