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IMF Turns More Downbeat on Mideast as Coronavirus Hit Persists

Tourists walk past a camel along a bazaar alley in Gharb Suhail, Egypt.

Tourists walk past a camel along a bazaar alley in Gharb Suhail, Egypt.

Photographer: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

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Economies in the Middle East and North Africa are expected to contract further this year than initially estimated, according to the International Monetary Fund.