Mr Pereira said global growth would be led by a recovery in investment, while an increase in trade volumes of 5.2% in 2017 was expected to continue in 2018.
The Paris-based organisation said the world economy was on course to expand at an annual pace of 3.9% over the next two years.
An improved outlook for world economic growth will be placed at severe risk if a trade war results from U.S. metal tariffs, a report has warned.
The global economy will grow close to 4 per cent this year and next, better than previously anticipated, according to the OECD, which added a warning that a trade war could roll back the gains seen in recent years.
The latest round of protectionism was triggered by US steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Global economic growth accelerated past year as higher investment and falling unemployment drove pickups in most major economies.
Financial markets have been hit by fears of a trade war following U.S. President Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
With tax cuts boosting the economy this and next year, the OECD forecast the upper bound of the target federal funds rate could reach 3.25 percent by the end of 2019 from 1.5 percent now.
OECD Acting Chief Economist Alvaro Pereira observed: "In this environment, an escalation of trade tensions would be damaging for growth and jobs".
China and Japan were forecast to achieve yearly growth rates of 6.7 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, this year. That was higher from a November forecast of 1.2 percent due to the broader global improvement.
Last week, Stats SA reported higher than expected GDP growth for South Africa in 2017, showing that the economy grew by 1.3%, exceeding National Treasury's expectation of 1.0%.
The OECD said high inflation would eat into United Kingdom household income while business investment would slow in the face of uncertainty over Britain's future relationship with the EU.
"Governments should avoid escalation and rely on global solutions to resolve excess capacity in the global steel industry".
The report revised 0.4% higher its predictions for USA growth - hitting 2.9% this year. "Safeguarding the rules-based global trading system is key".
But an aggressive AB de Villiers cameo took the game away from Australia as he hit four fours and one six in a 26-ball 28. How he has played the game since has been a credit to the man and his teammates around him.
Abrams' Demimonde , Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country, True Detective, Sharp Objects, The Deuce and Here and Now, among others. Kidman won an Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies . "I loved this book", added Kelley in a statement.
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Over on the Notre Dame side, they're sitting at 20-14 on the year. "It's kind of a fitting end to how our season went", Brey said. A potential Notre Dame-Oklahoma State championship game would be pretty fun. "I know we beat (the Orange) on their floor".
FILE PHOTO: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah waves upon his arrival, in the northern Gaza Strip October 2, 2017. Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj was part of the convoy but was not hurt either, the security source said.
At the same time, it has to be remembered that Sevilla were the team disappointed with the fact that the first leg ended goalless. The player appeared to sit out training on Monday, but manager Jose Mourinho told the media: "He did (train) after you left".
Martin pockets a $25,000 bonus for making the tournament with more to earn should the Tigers advance beyond the second round. Barnett won't play against FSU but will be allowed to practice this week and travel with the team to Nashville.
As per the listing on Geekbench, the Zenfone 5 Max has 4GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 1.61 GHz octa-core processor. The company revealed three models as part of the ZenFone 5 series namely ZenFone 5 Lite, ZenFone 5 and, ZenFone 5Z .
Trump's remarks at a campaign rally Saturday night are the latest example of his inappropriate behavior, Flake said. Flake said on NBC's " Meet the Press ". "But that's not to say it will stay that way", Flake responded.
UCLA surprised to be part of First Four
Crosstown rival USC did not receive an at-large bid, despite its second-place showing at the Pac-12 Tournament . Bonaventure is driven by the guard play of seniors Jaylen Adams (19.8 points per game) and Matt Mobley (18.5).
Pogba misses training ahead of Sevilla tie
Rivals Watch: Following the four ties that were played last week, there are four more last-16 games taking place this week. David De Gea was undoubtedly the stand-out performer as the Reds played out a goalless draw in Andalucia three weeks ago.
Solace for Uber as Ola officially launches in Sydney
SoftBank is also the largest shareholder in Uber, after the Japanese telecom firm recently bought 15 per cent of its stake. Ola, a ride-hailer originally out of India, launched in Sydney Monday following its introduction in Perth last month.
Storm Team 11 Forecast: Cloudy with scattered flurries
A few sprinkles will be possible in Eastern Kentucky for Wednesday and Thursday , with a wintry mix possible for Friday . Under clear skies and with winds going calm Wednesday morning lows will once again drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s.
NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun
The probe will help scientists uncover mysterious regarding sun that has been accumulated in last six decades and more. NASA will soon launch its Parker Solar Probe towards Sun but that's not all.
Lumentum to Purchase Oclaro For $1.8 Bln
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