DETROIT — The global economic outlook may not be as bleak as originally predicted. At least not according to G. Mustafa Mohatarem, chief economist for General Motors Corp. “If you look at the consensus view of the world economy right now, it's probably the most pessimistic that I've seen in 25 years,” Mohatarem says. “I happen to be a contrarian.” Analysts forecast a slowdown in the U.S., a stall in Europe's recovery, a deepening recession in Japan, a continued crisis in Asia and more ...

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