The International Monetary Fund sees an additional slowdown in the global economy in the third quarter

The International Monetary Fund sees an additional slowdown in the global economy in the third quarter

Downside risks continue to dominate the global economic outlook and Some countries are expected to enter a recession in 2023but it is too early to say whether there will be a generalized situation in the world, a spokesperson International Monetary Fund.

Jerry Rice He told reporters that high-frequency data suggested a further loss of momentum in the third quarter, but did not elaborate on further revisions to the IMF forecast.

In July, the International Monetary Fund revised down global growth to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.9% in 2023. Next month it will publish new forecasts.

“It is clear that what we have described as a global economic slowdown has intensified in recent weeks and months,” Rice said at a virtual news conference.

He added that a Ongoing confinement by Covid-19 Housing problems were weighing on economic activity in China, while the dollar’s rise had repercussions for many countries.

“Downside risks continue to dominate the outlook with an enormous amount of uncertainty that must be taken into account,” he said. “We expect some countries to experience a recession in 2023. It’s too early to say if it will be a general global recession.”

According to Rice, even if some countries were not technically in a recession, many people around the world would feel as if they were in a recession. He noted that hunger in Africa alone has risen by a third in the past two years, affecting 123 million people.

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