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October 29, 2020  

China’s leaders vow to become self reliant technology power

Trump administration’s curbs on technology sales to China part of a fight over security and spying.

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October 14, 2020  

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

The IMF predicts a rebound to global growth of 5.2% next year

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April 15, 2020  

IMF: Stung by virus, global economy will shrink 3% in 2020

The outlook for Canada calls for a contraction of 6.2% this year followed by growth of 4.2% in 2021

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April 14, 2020  

IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations

Immediate debt service relief for 19 African countries, Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan and Yemen.

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January 20, 2020  

Low rates and reduced trade tension to aid world growth: IMF

But an array of risks remain, including the possibility that trade tensions will escalate again.

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October 15, 2019  

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars

Warns of threats ranging from heightened political tensions in the Middle East to US-China preventing their trade war from escalating.

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October 9, 2019  

Trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown: IMF

Managing director Kristalina Georgieva blames rising trade conflicts that could mean a loss of around 0.8% of world GDP.

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August 23, 2019  

As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach

Partly reflects US President Donald Trump’s combative trade conflicts with China and other countries.

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April 12, 2019  

Trade conflicts threaten fragile world economy: IMF

Economists expect global growth to decelerate from 3.6% last year to 3.3% in 2019.

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April 9, 2019  

IMF forecast: Global growth will weaken this year to 3.3%

Points to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.

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January 21, 2019  

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions: IMF

The International Monetary Fund cites heightened trade tensions and rising US interest rates.

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October 8, 2018  

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy to 3.7% growth

Predicts that US growth will slow to 2.5% next year as the effect of recent tax cuts wears off.

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July 16, 2018  

World economy likely to grow 3.9% this year: IMF

But the proliferation trade conflicts has raised the risk of worse outcomes.

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June 11, 2018  

EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade

Trudeau praised for “excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit.”

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June 4, 2018  

External risks more acute for Canada than in the recent past: IMF

Recommends it’s time to examine its corporate tax in the face of the changes in the US.

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January 22, 2018  

IMF raises outlook for Canadian economy, upgrades global projections

Projects Canada’s economy will grow 2.3% this year, up from 2.1% in October.

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July 24, 2017  

IMF says Canada will lead 2017 G7 economic growth

Monetary fund expects the Canadian economy to grow by 2.5% in 2017, up from an April projection of 1.9%.

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July 14, 2017  

IMF approves Trudeau govenment’s handling of economy

…But it warns of longer term challenges related to NAFTA, US tax reform, housing market, oil price declines.

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June 1, 2017  

IMF warns about housing and household debt, urges more action by government

Further tightening of macroprudential and tax-based measures to mitigate speculative and investment activity should be considered.

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April 24, 2017  

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

A call for nations to “resist all forms of protectionism” absent from latest communiqué.

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April 18, 2017  

Canada’s GDP is looking up, 1.9% or 2.6% depending on who’s counting

Will benefit from improved commodity prices and a stronger outlook for the US.

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April 18, 2017  

Global economy to grow 3.5% this year: IMF

China’s resilience, rising commodity prices, and sturdy financial markets provide sunnier outlook.

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April 12, 2017  

IMF leader Lagarde warns against trade protectionism

Trump has threatened to impose tariffs as high as 45% on goods from China and Mexico.

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April 11, 2017  

Countries should help those hurt by free trade: Report

The IMF, WTO and World Bank suggest making it easier for people to switch careers or move where jobs are.

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January 16, 2017  

Canadian economic growth to pick up from 2016 pace: IMF

Still too soon to predict how the Trump administration will affect the global economy.

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November 8, 2016  

Equal pay for men and women boosts growth: IMF chief

Boosts growth, promotes diversity, reduces economic and helps companies earn more.

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October 4, 2016  

IMF lowers Canadian economic growth outlook

US recovery misses expectations.

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September 14, 2016  

Tory leadership hopeful goes after IMF head for ‘left wing ideology’

Former cabinet minister Tony Clement said the Trudeau government’s “tax and spend” strategy that will not create jobs.

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July 22, 2016  

IMF head calls for quick end to Brexit uncertainty

Global growth forecast goes from a plus 0.1% to a minus 0.1%

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July 20, 2016  

IMF warns Brexit will drag down world economic growth

It’s shaving its estimate for worldwide growth by 0.1% to 3.1%.

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June 8, 2016  

World Bank downgrades its 2016 global economic forecast

More pessimistic than the IMF’s outlook for 3.2% global growth this year.

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May 25, 2016  

G-7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

No demand is the biggest economic problem around the world.