IMF MD Christine Georgieva says recovery is underway after worst global recession since World War II

A day after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast a global growth of six per cent for this year, IMF Managing Director Christine Georgieva has said that after the worst global recession since the Second World War, the recovery is underway. In its latest World Economic Outlook, IMF has projected a stronger recovery for the […]

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Stronger global economic recovery seen one year into pandemic, but future still daunting, says IMF

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected a stronger recovery for the global economy in its latest World Economic Outlook, but said the future was still daunting as the world still faces extreme social and economic strain one year into the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are now projecting a stronger recovery for the global economy compared with our […]

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WEEKLY WRAP UP- Post Covid, a new world order emergeth: Modi

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The Group of 20 major economies need to focus on broad-based vaccine rollouts and consider all financing options for deeply distressed countries, including an allocation of International Monetary Fund Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath said. She also called for additional for poor countries who could “barely spend during this pandemic” and […]

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Weekly wrap – Signs of stronger-than-expected economic recovery

Global economists updated China’s economic outlook this week given the new COVID-19 situation and effects of policy support, and expect a sustainable and more balanced recovery this year. China’s economy is projected to grow by 8.1 percent this year, built on its effective pandemic containment measures and policy support, according to the latest International Monetary […]

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Global economy recovering, but may be losing momentum: IMF chief

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The global economy is recovering from the depths of the coronavirus crisis, but there are signs of slowing momentum in countries with resurging infection rates, the International Monetary Fund said in a new report for G20 major economies, as reported by Reuters News Agency. The report, released ahead of last week’s virtual meetings of finance […]

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Weekly wrap – India’s haemorrhaging economy begins to heal

The global economy is recovering from the depths of the coronavirus crisis, but there are signs of slowing momentum in countries with a resurgence in infection rates, the International Monetary Fund said in a new report for G20 major economies. The report, released ahead of this week’s virtual meetings of finance officials and leaders from […]

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Weekly Wrap – Recovery on the horizon, but a long haul to heaven

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its 2020 forecast for the Asian economy to a contraction of 2.2 percent, calling it “the worst outcome for this region in living memory.” The latest forecast is a downgrade compared with the projection of a 1.6-percent contraction in June. India’s economy experienced a much sharper than expected […]

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“Poor are getting poorer”; IMF sees worsening outlook for many emerging markets

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said forecasts for the global economy were “somewhat less dire” as wealthy countries and China rebounded more quickly than expected from coronavirus lockdowns but warned that the outlook was worsening for many emerging markets. The IMF forecast a 2020 global contraction of 4.4% in its latest World Economic Outlook, an […]

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