IMF Requests Support Measures to Raise Japan’s Growth Forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is strong financially and financially against each country in response to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the second wave of infection with the new coronavirus and the outbreak of variants. Requested that financial support measures be continued.

“The world economy is at a critical crossroads, and uncertainty remains high, and it will continue to be a very difficult time as the infection spreads,” Rice said in an online press conference. He said the IMF will announce a new global economic outlook on the 26th, taking into account the supply of the new corona vaccine and additional stimulus measures in Japan and the United States.

According to the outlook for October last year, the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) will shrink by 4.4% in 2020 and then recover to 5.2% in 2009.

Spokesman Rice said he was reassuring about the additional US stimulus measures approved at the end of 20 and called for the continuation of strong fiscal and monetary policy, saying it was “not at the stage of easing efforts.”

Regarding the Japanese economy, he said that strong growth in the third quarter and additional stimulus measures announced in December could raise the growth rate in 2009 from the previous 2.3%. “We will see a recovery in the second quarter due to improved demand and business sentiment in addition to fiscal and monetary policy,” he said, although he did not give clear figures.