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Covid-19: Recession for world economy; India, China likely exceptions: UN

The report did not give a detailed explanation as to why and how India and China will be the exceptions as the world faces a recession and loss in global income that will impact developing countries

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The UNCTAD estimates a $2 trillion to $3 trillion financing gap facing developing countries over the next two years | Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

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The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade report.

With two-thirds of the world's population living in developing countries facing unprecedented economic damage from the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is calling for a $2.5 trillion rescue package for these nations.

According to the new analysis from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN trade and development body titled 'The COVID-19 Shock to

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 10:07 AM IST

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