IMF Warns G-20 About Economic Risks

Report calls global recovery weak, raising concerns about Eurozone deflation and turmoil in emerging markets.

Risks of prolonged market turmoil in emerging markets and of deflation in the euro area are threatening the world’s improved economic prospects, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The IMF, in a staff report prepared for central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of 20 (G-20), said the recovery is still weak and “significant downside risks remain.” A January global growth forecast of 3.7 percent for this year, from 3 percent in 2013, hinges on recent market volatility from Turkey to Brazil being short-lived, according to the report.

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