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Growth slowdown in India temporary: IMF chief

Growth slowdown in India temporary: IMF chief

Davos, Jan 24 (UNI) International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday predicted that the growth slowdown in India is likely to be temporary and expects the revival in the near future.

Speaking at the ongoing World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Ms Georgievana appeared optimistic regarding the global economy. She felt that the world economy appears to be better placed in January 2020 compared to October 2019 when IMF announced its World Economic Outlook.

She identified a factors such as receding of trade tensions between the US and China after the first phase of their bilateral trade deal coupled with synchronised tax cuts which could bring about a recovery in the world economy.

Labeling the current 3.3 per cent growth rate of the world economy as far from impressive, she called for more aggressive fiscal policies by the government's and more ambitious structural reforms to spur growth.

Ms Georgievana picked Indonesia and Vietnam along with some fast developing African countries as the bright spots of the world economy


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