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IMF downgrades global economic growth in its latest report

Jan 25, 2022
The IMF's Gita Gopinath talks about the challenges facing the global economy as the world enters its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The global economy did rebound quite strongly in 2021," says the IMF's Gita Gopinath. "The problem is that countries have recovered at very divergent paces." Above, Gopinath at a 2021 interview.
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IMF upgrades its economic forecast, but the virus remains in control

Jan 26, 2021
Chief economist Gita Gopinath explains why there's still a lot of uncertainty weighing on the global economy.
"We have a small upgrade of .3%," says IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath about the latest World Economic Outlook. "But there is tremendous uncertainty because we have a mutating virus. And we are in this race with vaccinations."
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