The Global Economy: A Delicate Moment
In 2018, economic activity was accelerating in almost all regions of the world. One year later, much has changed. The escalation of US-China trade tensions, credit tightening in China, and macroeconomic stress in key G20 economies have all contributed to a weakened global expansion. As the US trade war with China deepens, what are the biggest risks at this delicate moment? The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, who develops and launches a world economic outlook each quarter, shares her perspectives.