Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva: Trade Conflicts Disrupt the Global Economy (EXTENDED)

International Monetary Fund Director Kristalina Georgieva commented on China-US trade mini-deal. She said a reconciliation between the two countries was not enough and that a trade peace was needed, BGNES reported.

"It's really good news that the US and China are talking to each other, but it's not enough."

IMF: Trade Wars Affect the Global Economy

Trade wars around the world have a strong negative impact on global economic growth. The International Monetary Fund has warned about this.

The Executive Director of the Fund Kristalina Georgieva commented that global losses could total $ 700 billion by 2020, or about 0.8% of GDP. For comparison, this is the approximate annual GDP of Switzerland.

Kristalina Georgieva's Immediate Priority Is to Help Countries Minimize the Risk of Crises

Global economic growth continues to be disappointing, trade tensions remain, and debt burden is increasing in many countries. In this context, my immediate priority for the IMF is to help members minimize the risk of crises and be prepared to cope with economic downturns.

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