HARARE : Zimbabwe's economy would grow by 4.2 percent this year, well short of the government's more upbeat projection as weaker global metal prices weighed on expansion, the World Bank said yesterday. Zimbabwean Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa , said last month the economy was expected to grow by 6.4 percent this year, up from 3.4 percent last year, buoyed by mining, agriculture and construction. But Nadia Piffaretti, the World Bank's senior country economist for Zimbabwe , told a forum |in Harare that mining could be hit by softening metal prices and subdued investment. "Amid uncertainty around mineral prices |and recovery in the agricultural sector, the baseline projections forecast economic growth at 4.2 percent in 2014," Piffaretti said. - Reuters Daily News
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