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Nepal's economy to worsen without global help

With growth already slowing, the country has little scope to fund a major reconstruction effort on its own

Nepalese police and volunteers clearing the rubble while looking for survivors at a collapsed temple in Kathmandu. So far, about 3,900 people have died, a figure set to climb as rescuers continue to dig through rubble.

New Delhi

NEPAL'S economy was already slowing before a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 3,900 people from the capital Kathmandu to the unforgiving slopes of Mount Everest. Now, near-term growth is set to contract without the world's help.

"Kathmandu is central to the nation...

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