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Slowest-growing economies in the world

Last updated on: July 24, 2012 08:46 IST

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While countries like China and India are growing at a fast pace, some nations are finding it hard to push growth.

Let's take a look at some of the slowest-growing economies in the world.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: Catalunya Caixa bank headquarters in central Barcelona.
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters
Tags: , China , India

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Sudan

Growth: -0.9 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -7.3 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: -1.6 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +0.7 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Image: Men ride camels near the site of 44 Nubian pyramids of kings and queens in the ruins of the ancient city of Meroe next to Begrawiya, in Sudan.
Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
Tags: , Sudan

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Swaziland

Growth: -0.6 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -2.7 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: -0.9 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +0.3 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Image: Worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital Mbabane.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Italy

Growth: +0.2 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -1.9 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: -0.3 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +0.5 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: Duomo cathedral in Milan.
Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Tags: , Italy

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Spain

Growth: +1.3 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -1.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: -0.1 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.2 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: Tourists line up to board the Barcelona city tour bus at Plaza Catalunya in central Barcelona.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
Tags: , Spain

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Belgium

Growth: +2.1 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +0.0 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +0.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.3 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Image: Guests enjoy a 'Dinner in the Sky' on a platform hanging in front of the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
Tags: , Belgium

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The Netherlands

Growth: +2.2 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -0.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +0.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.4 per cent

Global rank: 6

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Image: People pass by the railway station in Amersfoort.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Jamaica

Growth: +2.2 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +1.0 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.1 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.2 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Image: A Jamaican performer blows a flame during a show at a resort hotel in Ocho Rios.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
Tags: , Jamaica

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Portugal

Growth: +2.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -3.3 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +0.4 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +2.1 per cent

Global rank: 8

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Image: A reveler from the Portuguese village of Aveiro playfully chases a tourist during the Iberian Mask parade in Lisbon.
Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters
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Croatia

Growth: +2.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -0.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.0 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.5 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: Children play near a public fountain in Rijeka on the northern Adriatic island of Cres, Croatia.
Photographs: Nikola Solic/Reuters
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Greece

Growth: +2.6 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -4.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +0.1 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +2.6 per cent

Global rank: 10

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Image: Houses are seen at edge of the caldera at the volcanic island of Santorini.
Photographs: Michael Perry/Reuters
Tags: , Greece

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Cyprus

Growth: +2.6 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: -1.2 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +0.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.8 per cent

Global rank: 11

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Image: As the sun rises a British tourist enjoys the fine weather jogging along the waterfront on a Larnaca beach.
Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
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Germany

Growth: +2.8 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +0.6 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.3 per cent

Global rank: 12

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Image: Pedestrians enjoy the sun and warm weather during a walk along the river Main in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters
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France

Growth: +2.9 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +0.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.0 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.9 per cent

Global rank: 13

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Image: A view shows the Concorde obelisk, Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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Iran

Growth: +2.9 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +0.4 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.3 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.7 per cent

Global rank: 14

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Image: A woman speaks on her mobile phone at the midway point of a slope at Shemshak ski resort.
Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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Denmark

Growth: +3.0 per cent

Estimated GDP 2012: +0.5 per cent

Estimated GDP 2013: +1.2 per cent

Estimated GDP 2014: +1.8 per cent

Global rank: 15


Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
Tags: Denmark

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