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US Urges IMF to Better Police External Imbalances

Trade disputes, debt burden threaten global growth: IMF Mnuchin considers traveling to China amid trade spat
| 23 April, 2018, 21:59

"Risks are broadly balanced in the near term, but remain skewed to the downside beyond the next several quarters", according to a communiqué by the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) main advisory committee, released last Saturday in Washington.

Irwin believes China's rising debt, as well as a looming trade war between China and the United States, could pose a threat to the global economy.

At the same time, Hammond said using tariffs was the wrong way to settle trade disputes, and he was urging China to do more to open its markets to foreign competitors, particularly in services. "We don't want to damage that", she said at a press briefing to open the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The discussions focused on issues related to the Chinese central bank, not trade.

"Given our robust growth forecast where we see India's growth rising from 7.4 per cent in 2017-18 to 7.8 per cent in 2019, we do expect India's role in the region to continue to expand", he said at a news conference in Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump sparked burgeoning disagreement between the U.S. and China when he decided in late March to impose tariffs on China, possibly worth tens of billions of dollars.

China has threatened retaliation against US exports if Washington pushes ahead with the tariffs.

In remarks Friday, Mnuchin said the Trump administration was convinced that unfair global trade practices were impeding growth in the United States and other nations, "acting as a persistent drag on the global economy".


Secretary Mnuchin indicated he is now involved in a "dialogue" with the Chinese government to resolve the trade dispute.

This as US President Donald Trump has repeatedly pointed out that China and several other nations tend to resort to currency devaluations in order to support and boost their competitiveness in global markets. Mnuchin said he discussed Xi's proposals with Chinese officials.

"The larger threat is posed by increasing trade tensions and the possibility that we enter a sequence of unilateral, tit-for-tat measures, all of which generate uncertainties for global trade and GDP growth", Roberto Azevdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, told the IMF's policy committee. "China welcomes this", the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt Ramy Abul-Naga said on Sunday that foreign currency inflows to banks operating in Egypt have risen to more than $77 billion since the flotation of the Egyptian currency in November 2016. "The president has been very clear on what our objectives are", Mnuchin said.

"The discussions were really more around the governor's actions at the PBOC (People's Bank of China) and certain actions they've announced in terms of opening some of their markets, which we very much encourage and appreciate", Mnuchin told reporters on the sidelines of an International Monetary Fund meeting in Washington on Saturday. Next it proposed tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese products to sanction Beijing for its aggressive efforts to obtain USA technology.

"I hope it is a negotiating strategy".

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