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Gloomy outlook for the IMF Spring meetings, Public debt is a casualty of war, and more

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Gloomy outlook for the IMF Spring meetings

By Mark Sobel

The International Monetary Fund/World Bank Spring meetings, beginning in Washington on 18 April, will be a gloomy affair. Finance ministers and central bank governors meet against the backdrop of Russia’s heinous war in Ukraine, the global economic effects of shrunken growth, higher inflation from oil and commodity prices and renewed supply disruptions, and worsening debt distress in many emerging markets and low-income countries.

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