IMF managing Director Christine Lagarde (left) listens to Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao in Fukuoka, Japan, on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Japan called on Group of 20 counterparts to strengthen coordination to address potential risks to the world economy, as simmering trade tensions and China’s slowdown cloud the global growth outlook.
The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year — with a little help from the world's central banks and from US and Chinese trade negotiators.
The Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a copy of the bloc›s draft communique obtained by Reuters showed.
China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of US products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.
Amid a worsening economic slowdown, US rating agency Moody’s on Friday lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for the 2019 calendar year to 6.2 per cent, from its earlier estimate of 6.8 per cent,
Japan’s core consumer inflation wallowed at a two-year low in July, increasing pressure for the central bank to acknowledge price momentum was slowing and expand its radical stimulus programme.