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IMF projects global economy to contract by 3% in 2020

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Via China Daily

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, April 8, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON — The global economy is on track to contract “sharply” by 3 percent in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, much worse than during the 2008-09 financial crisis, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s World Economic Outlook released Tuesday.

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