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Global economic recovery to be 'slow and bumpy'

Asian markets are seeing a quiet session on Monday - with Japan and China shut for public holidays.

But investors have been keeping a close eye on recent economic numbers.

Last week, data showed that the US economy, the world's biggest, expanded by 2.5% in the first quarter of the year. That's lower than the 3% growth many analysts had forecast.

Earlier this month, the world's second-largest economy, China, also posted a slightly lower-than-expected first quarter growth of 7.7%.

Jason Hughes, from CMC Markets told the BBC that the path to recovery for the global economy, is far from smooth.