18 Jan 2010

Ramalan IMF - ekonomi dunia bakal bermasaalah

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

IMF head in 'double-dip' global economy warning

The International Monetary Fund head has warned that the global economy could experience another downturn - a so-called double dip recession.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks at the IMF in Washington (15 November 2008)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn said countries should not exit from stimulus packages that have bolstered growth through huge amounts of government spending.

"We have to very cautious because this recovery remains very fragile," Mr Strauss-Kahn said.

He added that China and Asian economies are leading the recovery.

"Recovery in advanced economies has been sluggish," Mr Strauss-Kahn said. "The best indicator is private demand and employment."

"In most countries, growth is still supported by government policies. For as long as you do not have private demand strong enough to offset the need of public policy, you shouldn't exit."

He added that tackling high levels of government debt will be a priority for many governments.

He suggested that the IMF would raise its growth forecasts for this year.

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