The International Monetary Fund raises its 2010 forecast for economic growth.
•Faster global recovery: The International Monetary Fund will boost its 2010 world economic growth forecast to 3.1 percent from 2.5 percent, its managing deputy director said. A survey of economists projected Brazil's GDP will rise 4.5 percent in 2010, up from 4.2 percent predicted a week earlier. But an IMF report warned of a significant lurch in the global recession due to tight credit and tougher lending rules of banks. It estimated that the global financial crisis would cause $3.4 trillion in bank losses for the 2007-10 period.