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IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva subscribed to a gloomy framtidsbilde when she described koronakrisens impact on the global economy at a press conference Thursday.

– It is clear that we have gone into a recession, ” says Georgieva.

Georgieva warned that the global growth will weaken significantly in the course of 2020, and that 170 of the international monetary fund’s 180 member states are experiencing a decline in income per capita.

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Over 80 countries have currently asked for emergency aid from the IMF.

” We are expecting the biggest economic recession since The great depression, says IMF boss.

Enormous uncertainty

the Developing countries alone will probably need 2500 billion dollars in financial support to get through the crisis.

the imf’s bestefallscenario is a partial improvement of the situation in 2021, if the pandemic calm towards the end of the year, smitteverntiltakene softened up and the businesses open again.

But it could be worse, and there is a huge uncertainty around the prospects for the duration of the pandemic.

IMF chief emphasizes that the member states ‘ authorities to make budget hjelpepakker to businesses and residents in order to have hope of turning the development.

– If not, we risk to hit the economy so hard that it will be much harder to build it up again.

A different world

on the Tuesday after easter adds the IMF presented its economic utsiktsrapport, which is expected to stand in stark contrast to the organization envisioned in January of this year. At the beginning of the year, the rain the IMF with a global growth of 3.3 per cent in 2020 and 3.4 per cent next year. But it is a completely different world we find ourselves in now, ” says Georgieva.

The pale prospect affects rich countries and developing countries alike. This crisis does not take into account borders. Everyone suffers, warns IMF boss.

Also in this country has the pandemic affected the economy. Doing the same priskollapsen in the oil market. Norway is still among the countries that do best through the crisis.

An overview from the forsikringsgiganten FM Global shows that Norway is the country in the world that is best prepared when the pandemic let go. On the next places is Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.

– There is no doubt that the Norwegian economy has been properly bias as a result of virusutbruddet and the strict smitteverntiltakene that have been introduced in Norway and other countries. But if we compare ourselves with many other countries, we are fortunately well equipped to cope with the economic challenges, ” said finance minister Jan Tore Sanner (H) to NRK earlier this week.

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