Davos 2020: Growth Slowdown In India Temporary, Expect Momentum To Improve Going Ahead, Says IMF Chief
Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gestures as she speaks during a panel session on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Davos 2020: Growth Slowdown In India Temporary, Expect Momentum To Improve Going Ahead, Says IMF Chief

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International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said growth slowdown in India appears to be temporary and she expects the momentum to improve going ahead.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, she also said the world appears a better place in January 2020 compared to what it was when IMF announced its World Economic Outlook in October 2019.

She said the factors driving this positive momentum include receding trade tension after the U.S.-China first phase trade deal and synchronised tax cuts, among others.

She, however, said a growth rate of 3.3 percent is not fantastic for the world economy.

Also read: Davos 2020: IMF Lowers India Growth Estimate To 4.8% For 2019

"It is still sluggish growth. We want fiscal policies to be more aggressive and we want structural reforms and more dynamism," the managing director of IMF said.

On emerging markets, she said they are also moving forward.

"We had a downgrade in one large market India but we believe that's temporary. We expect momentum to improve further going ahead. There are also some bright spots like Indonesia and Vietnam," she noted.

She further said a number of African countries are doing very well, but some other nations like Mexico are not.

Also read: Davos 2020: IMF’s Gita Gopinath Says India’s Slowdown Most Important Factor For Trimming Global Outlook

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