A group of top bank economists on Wednesday predicted the economy will grow 2.5% this year despite global economic troubles.

Commercial lending will rise 10% this year and 8% in 2000, and consumer credit will grow 6% in 1999 and 5% next year, the American Bankers Association's Economic Advisory Council predicted.

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