IMF expects global growth to slow further in 2019

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The International Monetary Fund further downgrades its global economic growth forecast for 2019 in its World Economic Outlook report, released today (January 21).

The IMF forecasts the global economy to grow at a rate of 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020, a downward revision from October’s projections of 0.2 percentage points and 0.1 percentage points, respectively.

Christine Lagarde, managing director at the IMF, said “significantly higher” and “increasingly intertwined” risks are to blame for

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