IMF World Economic Outlook




25 Jan 2022


Washington, DC, United States



IMF World Economic Outlook
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3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF First Deputy Managing Director:
“The IMF's latest world economic outlook, therefore, anticipates that while Omicron will weigh on activity in the first quarter of this year, this effect will fade starting in the second quarter. Other challenges and policy pivots are expected to have a greater impact on the outlook. We project global growth this year at four-point four percent, which is 0.5 percentage point lower than previously forecast, mainly because of downgrades for the United States and China.”
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5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF First Deputy Managing Director:
“The consequences for the energy markets would be likely would be any further increase in prices of oil and natural gas and therefore energy costs more broadly for many countries in the world. So in terms of headline inflation numbers that certainly could keep headline inflation much more elevated for longer. Of course, we are hoping, like all of the international community, is that there can be a peaceful resolution to this issue.”
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7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF First Deputy Managing Director:
“We have been off the view and we've said this in previous global financial stability reports that markets look overvalued and, in several spots, and there is a high level of exuberance and therefore there could be market corrections. So one would expect that as interest rates go up, we would see corrections in markets. The hope is that this will stay orderly and as long as that can be, well, telegraphed communication from the US fed about their monetary policy, part about reasons why they are taking the actions that they are doing that and that should certainly help with having a more orderly correction in markets,”
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9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF First Deputy Managing Director:
“We're working very closely with the authorities. We understand that the social and economic situation is challenging, which is why we are adopting a flexible and pragmatic approach. And we know we hope we will make even more progress in the next days.”
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11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF First Deputy Managing Director:
“We are entering a period where global interest rates will start going up as major central banks around the world start raising interest rates. That also then can create headwinds for the recovery for some emerging and developing economies.”

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