China Trade Truce in the Making

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"We agree that the IMF will need to consider the effects of technology and digitalisation in its macroeconomic analysis, including on inequality, productivity, labor and financial markets, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and measurement of the digital economy", it said.

Because the world is so interconnected, the supply chains involve so many countries that it would affect the global economy, the International Monetary Fund has said.

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion.

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.

In his address to the IMF, Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel yesterday said that although the quota increases under the 14th General Review of Quotas (GRQ), renewal of New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB) and bilateral commitments have helped in maintaining the current lending capacity, IMF would continue to require sufficient resources to respond to actual, potential, or prospective financing needs going forward, in line with its mandate.

The IMF's governing committee in a statement at the conclusion of the ministerial meeting highlighted the risks presented by 'increasing trade and geopolitical tensions'.

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"It's definitely a job that we have been working, that we will continue working with, and now I am delighted he's supporting us" Lagarde said at a Facebook Live interview with CNBC at the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington. The discussions focused on issues related to the Chinese central bank, not trade.

The US has resisted pressure to back off US President Donald Trump's protectionist America First trade policies.

China has responded by threatening to tax USA soybeans and other products.

Global growth has strengthened and is increasingly broad based, the IMF's main advisory committee said Saturday.

Secretary Mnuchin also said the discrepancies in worldwide trade have widened since the 1980s and 1990s.

But German central bank chief Jens Weidmann said the G20 officials all agreed trade must benefit all countries.

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An unnamed spokesman for the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a statement obtained by the Wall Street Journal that his country "welcomes this" news of Mnuchin's possible trip.

The IMF said upside and downside risks to the short-term outlook were broadly balanced, but beyond that they "clearly lean to the downside".

A senior Japanese government official drew a clear distinction between Japan's trade issues with the United States and the U.S.

Mnuchin said on Friday that the International Monetary Fund needed to "step up to the plate" to police large external imbalances, demand the dismantling of trade barriers and protection of intellectual property rights.

"I hope it is a negotiating strategy".

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