USA economy growth expectations have fallen

Economists think slowdown will get worse

IMF Warns Global Outlook 'Precarious,' No Room for Policy Mistakes

In April 2019, the International Monetary Fund forecasted GDP growth in Azerbaijan at 3.4 percent.

The IMF's WEO report said global growth was expected to rise to 3.4 percent in 2020-a downward revision of 0.2 percentage points from its forecast last April.

Iran, a large oil producer, saw its oil revenues surge after a 2015 nuclear pact agreed with six major powers that ended a sanctions regime imposed three years earlier over its disputed nuclear program.

The UK economy is set to slow from 1.4% (2018) to 1.2% in the current year on the back of Brexit uncertainty and the shortfall in worldwide investment in the UK economy which it has provoked.

Egypt said its economy grew by 5.6% in the 2018/19 year, slightly above the IMF's estimate of 5.5%, unchanged from April.

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Kristalina Georgieva, who will preside over her first IMF meetings after succeeding Christine Lagarde this month as the fund's managing director, said last week that the various trade disputes could produce a loss of around $700 billion in output by the end of next year or about 0.8 percent of world output.

Global vehicle purchases fell by 3% in 2018, reflecting a drop in demand in China after expiration of tax incentives and production adjustments after adoption of new emissions standards in Germany and other eurozone countries. International Monetary Fund joins other institutions, such as the World Bank and Treasury, which have all lowered the country's economic outlook.

However, she said the uptick in global growth in 2020 was driven by emerging markets and developing economies whose growth will rebound to 4.6% next year.

The IMF recommended that policymakers eliminate trade barriers, reach lasting agreements, curb geopolitical tensions, and reduce the uncertainty in domestic policies in order to cope with the slowdown in global growth.

The IMF also cut its forecast for MENA growth to a meagre 0.1 percent this year, 1.2 percentage points lower than April projections, reflecting weakening economies in a region rattled by conflict.

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Growth continues to be weakened by rising trade barriers and increasing geopolitical tensions, IMF's Gita Gopinath of the IMF's Research Department wrote in an oped for IMFBlog.

The IMF cut its 2019 growth forecast for Latvia by 0.4 percentage points and 2020 forecast by 0.3 percentage points to 2.8 percent in both years. It is projecting modest 2.4 percent growth in the US this year, down from 2.9 percent in 2018.

"In contrast to extremely weak manufacturing and trade, the services sector continues to hold up nearly across the globe". "Such actions can significantly boost confidence, rejuvenate investment, halt the slide in trade and manufacturing and raise world growth".

But Celasun said the policy was working to the contrary, pointing out that Nigeria's growth has been weak, even as he gave hope that growth would pick up next year with support from the agricultural sector, which will enable the country to spend more on priorities, such as social safety and infrastructure.

"For the United States, trade related uncertainty has had negative effects on investment but employment and consumption continue to be robust, buoyed also by policy stimulus", Gopinath said. The government has a budget surplus - it is spending less than it collects in taxes, and has done every year since 2012.

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