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COVID-19 crisis crushing global GDP growth: Fitch Ratings

The COVID-19 disaster is crushing world-wide gross domestic product or service (GDP) growth, Fitch Ratings explained in its newest quarterly Worldwide Economic Outlook. “The level of environment GDP is falling. For all intents and purposes we are in world-wide economic downturn territory,” explained Brian Coulton, chief economist at the company, which virtually halved its baseline world-wide growth forecast for 2020 to just 1.three for every cent from 2.five for every cent in the December 2019 outlook.

The revision leaves the 2020 world-wide GDP $850 billion lessen than in the prior forecast. But we could pretty effortlessly see an outright decrease in world-wide GDP this calendar year if more pervasive lockdown actions have to be rolled out throughout all the G7 economies.

Even though Fitch expects a restoration in China from the next quarter, growth there is expected to slide just three.seven for every cent for the calendar year as a

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