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IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath speaks during an interview with AFP at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington DC on October 12, 2021. - Rising energy prices are weighing on households but the recent spike is unlikely to fuel a 1970s-style oil crisis and should retreat early next year, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath told AFP Tuesday. (Photo by PEDRO UGARTE / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO UGARTE/AFP via Getty Images)

IMF lowers 2021 global growth outlook

The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its global growth outlook. The IMF reduced its World Economic Outlook global growth forecast for 2021 from six percent to 5.9 percent this week.