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In its update to the WEO report released in April, the IMF lowered its global growth forecast due to underestimating the economic damage the coronavirus has had on economies.

For the first time ever, the IMF projects that all regions will experience negative growth in 2020.

@GitaGopinath: Geopolitical and trade tensions could damage fragile global relationships at a time when trade is projected to collapse by around 12%.

#WEO https://t.co/CH2pXUFFsu pic.twitter.com/R9Ov9mWBTY — IMFLive (@IMFLive) June 24, 2020The IMF highlighted the effects the pandemic has had on global greenhouse gas emissions.

@GitaGopinath: Geopolitical and trade tensions could damage fragile global relationships at a time when trade is projected to collapse by around 12%.

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