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IMF revises down 2020 Asian economy forecast to 2.2-pct contraction

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IMF revises down 2020 Asian economy forecast to 2.2-pct contractionWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday revised down its 2020 forecast for the Asian economy to a contraction of 2.2 percent. The IMF's latest Regional Economic Outlook shows that a...
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