IMF: US-China Trade War to Hurt Global Economic Growth

The escalating U.S.-China trade war will inhibit global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday, even as U.S. President Donald Trump again threatened to impose higher tariffs on Chinese exports sent to the United States. In a new assessment issued at its meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the IMF predicted that "everyone is going to suffer," as the U.S. and China — the world's two biggest economies — spar over tariffs and other trade issues. It said the dispute between the U.S. and China would especially leave developing economies vulnerable to sudden stresses. The international finance agency dropped its projection for world economic growth by two-tenths of a percentage point for both 2018 and 2019 to 3.7 percent, the first time it had trimmed its economic outlook in more than two years. It predicted 2.9 percent U.S. growth this year, dropping to 2.5 percent next year,... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, IMF: US-China Trade War to Hurt Global Economic Growth, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you IMF: US-China Trade War to Hurt Global Economic Growth


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