“Synchronized slowdown”, global economy significantly sluggish in India: IMF Chief

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Delhi: As the global economy is witnessing “synchronized slowdown”, the effect is “more pronounced” this year in some of the largest emerging market economies like India, said the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva. Ms Georgieva pointed out that the widespread deceleration means that growth in 2019-20 will fall to its “lowest rate” since the beginning of the decade. Almost 90 per cent of the world will face slower growth, she said on Tuesday. “Two years ago, the global economy was in a synchronized upswing. Measured by GDP, nearly 75 per cent of the world was accelerating. The global economy is now in a synchronized slowdown. In 2019, we expect slower growth in nearly 90 per cent of the world,” said Ms Georgieva in her first speech as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.