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IMF cuts world GDP outlook a third time as inflation, rates jump

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Bloomberg7/26/2022 09:19 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
IMF cuts world GDP outlook a third time as inflation, rates jump
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The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth outlook for this year and next, warning that the world economy may soon be on the cusp of an outright recession.

Global economic expansion will likely slow to 3.2% this year, less than the 3.6% forecast by the fund in April and the 4.4% seen in January, the IMF said in an update to its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday.

The series of interest-rate increases that central banks have unleashed to contain inflation “is expected to bite” in 2023, with global output growth set to slow to 2.9%, it said.

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