Gauging Global Growth

Emerging economies are on the upswing. Thanks to a mix of interest-rate cuts and various policy decisions, economic growth in China and other emerging markets will accelerate this year. Once again they’re expected to be the world’s strongest, according to the International Monetary Fund.
As a group, emerging markets should grow 5.5 percent this year, up from 5.1 percent in 2012, according to IMF estimates. That would easily top the 1.4 percent growth expected from advanced economies, continuing their dominance since 2000.