WASHINGTON (AFP/AFP) – The chances of global economic growth falling below 2 percent are increasing. This is what warned Kristalina Georgieva, head of the International Monetary Fund. The last time this happened was during the coronavirus outbreak and the 2009 global financial crisis.
The world’s largest economies are grappling with the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, food and energy costs have skyrocketed. In addition to high inflation, China in particular is still grappling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Beijing’s strict policy to prevent the spread of the virus affects, among other things, the country’s productivity.
“The chance of growth slowing further and falling below 2 percent was one in four,” Georgieva said at the Reuters Next conference, referring to the fund’s latest forecasts for 2023. “The chance of growth slowing further and falling below 2 percent was one in four,” Georgieva said, referring to the fund’s latest forecast for 2023. “The chance of growth increasing further.”
The International Monetary Fund expects more than a third of the global economy to contract this year or next. In addition, the economies of the United States, the European Union and China are expected to experience recession. There may also be a downturn here in the near future. According to the International Monetary Fund, the situation in China is particularly worrying. Especially since it was believed that 35 to 40 percent of global growth came from the growth of the second largest economy in the world.
The International Monetary Fund will update its economic forecasts in January.
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