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IMF Lagarde / Trade / US Economy

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The IMF upgraded the growth forecast for the U.S. economy but warned that trade tensions pose a risk to that momentum , Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday (June 6) in Washington. The Fund released its annual economic review of the United States, called an Article 4 consultation showing that economic activity will grow this year and in to 2020. “Our assessment is that the economy will grow this year at about 2.6% percent and next year at around 2 percent. And this represents an increase from our initial growth forecast by point 3 percent so lots of positives and…

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Trade, Economic Growth and Inequality

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Though trade has helped drive economic growth, some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have not capitalized on its benefits. A recent IMF study explores the relationship between trade, economic growth and inequality in the region.  

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