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US economy set for growth after Iraq war says Govett

The end of hostilities in the Middle East should allow business and consumer spending to accelerate in the US, according to Govett US opportunities fund manager Gil Knight.

He expects consumer confidence to improve as anxiety over world events lessens, and foresees real growth for the US economy in the latter half of 2003. GDP growth rate in the US is projected to be around 3.0-3.5 per cent for the full year, and Knight is counting on US shares improving accordingly.

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