IMF Cuts Its Global Growth Forecast to 3.2% From 3.4%: Chartby
Populism in the U.S. and Europe. Commodities’ slump. Japan. The International Monetary Fund listed these among risks to global growth as the Washington-based lender cut its World Economic Outlook, a widely watched measure of gross domestic product expansion, to 3.2 percent for 2016. That’s down from a January forecast of 3.4 percent growth, and will give finance ministers and central bankers plenty to ponder as they meet in Washington this week for the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.