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IMF likely to downgrade growth forecast due to coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus impact: "Clearly the virus is going to have an impact on growth," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a regular briefing

twitter-logoReuters | February 28, 2020 | Updated 12:53 IST
IMF likely to downgrade growth forecast due to coronavirus outbreak
IMF spokesman Gerry Rice (Photo: ANI)

The fast-spreading coronavirus will clearly have an impact on global economic growth and the International Monetary Fund is likely to downgrade its growth forecast as result, a spokesman for the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

"Clearly the virus is going to have an impact on growth," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a regular briefing. He gave no specific details.

He said he expected a decision soon on the impact of the coronavirus for the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in April, noting that a range of options were under consideration. Reuters reported Wednesday that officials were considering scaling back the meetings or holding them by teleconference.

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