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Economists discounting Trump's infrastructure plan in US growth forecasts

Instead they project strong economic growth from global rebound, pickup in investment

Mr Trump's budget plan assumes implementation of his policies and sees growth picking up as a result, from 2.3 per cent this year to 2.5 per cent in 2018 and 3 per cent in the long term.


PRESIDENT Donald Trump is stepping up the fanfare around his US$1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but the plan is fast becoming a non-factor in forecasts for US economic growth.

The administration is in the midst of an "infrastructure week" of big ideas spanning air...

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