Created: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:15:56 EST
Updated: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:15:56 EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's top finance officials say the global economy is recovering, and they're hopeful that well-run economic programs will avoid the risks that threaten that rebound.
The 188-nation International Monetary Fund concluded talks Saturday with pledges to work toward faster growth that will alleviate still-high unemployment.
Managing Director Christine Lagarde told reporters that the world had gone through a lengthy economic "disaster" and now was moving through a period of strengthening growth.