Jose Vinals, IMF
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World economy in danger zone, says IMF

The world's economy is "deeply into the danger zone" because of risks from the eurozone, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

The IMF predicts the global economy will grow by 3.25% in 2012, down from an earlier forecast of 4%.

The growth forecast for the UK economy has been cut to 0.6% from 1.6%.

But the eurozone is set for a "mild recession" in 2012, with GDP expected to shrink by 0.5%, compared with a previous forecast of 1.1% growth.

The IMF's Jose Vinals warned that "a failure to address underlying tensions could precipitate a global crisis with grave economic and social consequences".

  • 24 Jan 2012
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