IMF calls for ‘substantial’ stimulus, coordination against virus

Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund called on governments worldwide Monday to join forces and roll out aggressive financial supports for the coronavirus-infected global economy, including direct payments to workers and businesses.But while several countries have taken steps to cushion the blow to their economies and boost confidence, including the United States, there has been little visible coordination among policymakers like there was at the height of the 2008 global financial crisis.The rising concern about the global economy has been reflected in the continued collapse of g…

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