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IMF, World Bank switch to virtual spring meetings due to coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is plunging the world economy into its worst downturn since the global financial crisis more than 10 years ago, OECD said

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Reuters  |  Washington 

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, citing concerns about the fast-spreading coronavirus, on Tuesday said they will adopt a "virtual format" for their Spring Meetings instead of convening in person in Washington. The institutions' Spring Meetings, scheduled this year for April 17-19, usually bring some 10,000 government officials, journalists, business people and civil society representatives from across the globe to a tightly packed, two-block area of downtown Washington that houses their headquarters. "Given growing health concerns related to ...

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First Published: Wed, March 04 2020. 09:35 IST
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