Asian stocks mixed after International Monetary Fund downgrades economic outlook
10 October, 2018, 03:44 | Author: Brooke Harris
The IMF sees 3.5% growth in Israel in 2019, 3.3% in 2020 and 3% in 2021-2023.
Still, the trade disputes sparked by President Donald Trump that have led to tit-for-tat exchanges of tariffs among major trading partners are affecting China, other Asian economies and more vulnerable countries like Argentina and Turkey, along with Brazil. It now expects the global economy to only expand by 3.7% in 2018 and 2019, down from 3.9% before.
China's rate of growth could decline by as much as a full percentage point or more by 2019 if a "worst-case" scenario materialises, involving further tariffs, a commensurate Chinese counter-response and a collapse in confidence by businesses and markets.
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It predicted China's GDP growth at 6.6% in 2018-'19 and downgraded it to 6.2% for 2019-'20.
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Global trade tensions would also have a bearing on the eurozone's 2018 growth forecast, which was cut to 2 percent from 2.2 percent previously. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.44 points, or 0.10 per cent, to 7,728.51 at the opening bell.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for the world economy, warning that the imposition of import tariffs between the U.S. and China were taking its toll on global trade.
Fed rate hikes are already increasing pressure on emerging market economies by fuelling an outflow of capital as investors seek higher returns. -China tariff war's impact to be felt next year, the fund cut its 2019 US growth forecast to 2.5 percent from 2.7 percent, while it cut China's 2019 growth forecast to 6.2 percent from 6.4 percent.
However, stimulus measures by Beijing are likely to soften the impact of the tariffs.
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