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What does the Omicron COVID-19 variant mean for the global economy? Join @GitaGopinath , Petya Koeva Brooks, and Malhar Nabar for an update to our World Economic Outlook. #WEO  🗓Jan 25 🕘 9:00 AM ET 📺

IMF staff have concluded preliminary discussions with the Hong Kong SAR authorities on the annual review of the economy. Read the statement here:

A proposed $50 billion fund could help vulnerable countries build resilience to long-term challenges like pandemics and climate change. Read the details in our new #IMFblog .

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Get the latest insights and analysis on economics and finance using data-driven visuals with the Chart of the Week #IMFBlog 

@KGeorgievaEU  at t #FTDigitalDialoguese  : There is a very real danger of increasing inequality. In better-off countries, kids studied from home. In poor countries, they dropped out. Girls, especially, may not return. This will dramatically impact future productivity.

Fragile and conflict-affected economies like HaitiHT and YemenYE are falling further behind the rest of the word as challenges from #climatechange  to the pandemic mount. See our latest #IMFBlog  for more

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A proposed $50 billion fund could help vulnerable countries build resilience to long-term challenges like pandemics and climate change. Read the details in our new #IMFblog .

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The continuing pandemic poses a risk that the gap will widen between fragile and conflict-affected economies and the rest of the world—and persist. Read our new #IMFBlog  for more.

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About 3/4 of the IMF’s member countries could be eligible for financing from a forthcoming $50 billion fund to tackle long-term challenges. ➡️ Read more in our latest #IMFBlog .

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IMF Projections: 2022 USA US : 5.2% '>Germany DE: 4.6% '>France FR: 3.9% '>Italy IT: 4.2% '>Spain ES: 6.4% '>Japan JP: 3.2% UK GB : 5% '>Canada CA: 4.9% '>China CN: 5.6% '>India IN: 8.5% '>Russia RU: 2.9% '>Brazil BR: 1.5% '>Mexico MX: 4% KSA SA : 4.8% '>Nigeria NG: 2.7% S. Africa ZA : 2.2% #WEO 

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The IMF Executive Board has approved a US$1 billion financing package for Uganda to support the COVID-19 response and recovery. The program includes reforms to strengthen governance and transparency. #IMFAfrica  PR: FAQ:

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Are digital currencies really money? #poll 

The IMF and @WorldBank  call on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from the world’s poorest countries (IDA) that request forbearance. Read our joint statement here: #COVID19  #coronavirus 

JUST RELEASED: April 2020 World Economic Outlook. The global economy is projected to contract sharply by -3% in 2020 as a result of the #COVID19  pandemic, a much worse contraction than during the 2008–09 financial crisis. Read the latest #WEO 

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@KGeorgievaEU : It is now clear that we have entered a recession. We project a rebound in 2021, but only if we contain the virus and prevent liquidity problems from becoming a solvency issue. #COVID19 

For the first time since the Great Depression, both advanced economies and emerging market and developing economies are in recession: growth in AEs is projected at -6.1% and EMDEs -1.0%. For more details, read the #IMFBlog  on the #WEO 

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