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IMF upgrades 2021 global GDP forecast to 6%

The International Monetary Fund has raised its 2021 global GDP growth forecast to 6%, up from an estimate of 5.5% made in January.

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Argentina gets US$57 bil as IMF doubles down on record bailout

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US moves forward on proposed US$200 bil China tariff list

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China's export machine is grabbing more of the global market

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