IMF World Economic Outlook Update




26 Jan 2021


Washington, United States



IMF World Economic Outlook Update
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3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“We are living in a highly uncertain times. We are projecting the world would grow this year as opposed to a severe collapse last year, but there is uncertainty. A lot depends upon the outcome of this race between a mutating virus and vaccines, and how much policy support can hold up. [21.1s].”
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5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“The international community must act quickly to make sure that vaccinations and the logistics of delivery of the vaccine vaccinations is available globally to address what is currently a deeply inequitable distribution of access to vaccines across the world. [18.7s].”
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7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“Now, the health and economic arguments for this are just simply overwhelming. The new virus Strain says, We have made abundantly clear that the pandemic is not over until it's over everywhere. And we estimate there the benefit of more rapid progress towards ending the health crisis will add nine trillion dollars cumulatively to the global economy between 2020 and 2025, with benefits for all countries, including advanced economies of around four trillion dollars. [29.6s] .”
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“These are still early days. We have what I would describe as a very preliminary estimate at this point of the impact on the U.S. economy and not for the world at this point. For the U.S. economy, we have this can raise output, incomes or output in the U.S. by five percent over three years. That's what we have in terms of our estimate, including increasing growth this year by one and a quarter percent. But again, just to be very clear, this is all still preliminary. [34.0s].”
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