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Global insurance review 2015 and outlook 2016/17

The global economy is expected to strengthen next year. The US and the UK are currently growing at a moderate pace of close to 2.5%, and real gross domestic product (GDP) in Japan and the Euro area at a more subdued 0.7% and 1.5%, respectively. The four economies are all expected to see slightly better growth in 2016. Emerging markets will grow by about 5% annually in the next two years.