Global Growth to Revive Later This Year as World’s Central Banks Agree to Ease Interest Rates

Washington: The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year with a little help from the world’s central banks and from US and Chinese trade negotiators. Global finance leaders gathered from the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank agree that the global economy has lost momentum this year. But they expect growth to pick up in the second half of 2019, as central bankers ease up on interest rates.       Still, a trade standoff between the United…