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Role of China in global slowdown bigger than thought, says IMF

Country's share of global imports rose from 3% in 2000 to about 10% in 2015

China's investment slowdown and its current transition to consumption- led growth have coincided with a very sharp decline in global trade growth, the IMF's World Economic Outlook notes.


CHINA'S "rebalancing" has been a much bigger factor behind the prolonged weakness in the global economy than has been generally realised, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday in a report casting fresh light on the globally important role of the world's second...

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