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LIVE: Press briefing on the latest regional economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean. #IMFmeetings  #IMFAmericas 

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa took swift action to protect their people from the worst of the crisis but lockdown measures came at high costs. The response has widened an already sizeable external financing gap. #IMFBlog 

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STARTING SOON: Alejandro Werner, IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director, will present the latest Regional Economic Outlook. Watch live here: #IMFAmericas 

Join us tomorrow, Friday, October 23 at 9:00am EDT for the launch of our additional #GFSR  chapters with a conversation between IMF’s Adrian and Natalucci and @YahooFinance ’s @bcheungz .

How is the IMF responding to the #COVID19  crisis? We are supporting our member countries with policy advice, technical assistance and financial resources. Learn more here:

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We would like to hear from you. ⬇ How do you think you will be paying for lunch in 5 years? #IMFmeetings  #DigitalPayments 

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 

POLL: In 5 years, how will you be sending money to a family member abroad? #CrossBorderPayments 

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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.: It was a pleasure to meet President Hernández today. We discussed ’ econo #Hondurasy , what has been achieved, and the challenges it faces.

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The world of payments and currencies is changing. Are central bank digital currencies coming soon? #IMFBlog  #stablecoins 

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IMF Executive Board today approved US$109.4 million disbursement to help #Rwanda  address the economic impact of #COVID19 . This is the first COVID-19 emergency funding for an African country and we are working hard on other requests. #coronavirus  #IMFAfrica 

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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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