May 12, 2020 / 2:25 PM / 19 days ago

IMF chief says coronavirus hits economic data hard, growth forecast cuts "very likely"

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Tuesday that it was “very likely” that the Fund will cut global growth forecasts further as the coronavirus is hitting many economies harder than previously projected.

“Incoming data from many countries is worse than our already pessimistic projections,” Georgieva said during a webcast conference sponsored by the Financial Times. “Very likely we are going to come up with the update to our projections sometime in June, and at that point...our expectation is that there would be a bit more bad news in terms of how we see 2020.” (Reporting by David Lawder Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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