High debt could slow countries’ recoveries: IMF

High debt could slow countries’ recoveries: IMF

High debt could slow countries’ recoveries: IMF

High debt could slow countries’ recoveries: IMF

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Debt accumulated by means of corporations and people worldwide could gradual economic recoveries from the pandemic disaster, the IMF warned Monday.

Governments took great measures to assist their economies as Covid-19 unfold two years ago, consisting of rolling out debt repayment suspensions or offering large-scale loans.

But those programs led to higher debt stages for a few sectors, together with those most disrupted by means of the virus, like tourism and eating places, as well as low earnings households, the Washington-primarily based crisis lender said.

In a chapter of its World Economic Outlook, the IMF said the debt burden could preserve boom lower back in developed nations with the aid of 0.9 percent and in emerging markets by means of 1.3 percent over the following three years.

“Financially restricted families and vulnerable companies, which have grown in number and proportion during the COVID-19 pandemic, are predicted to reduce spending through extra, especially in international locations where the insolvency framework is inefficient and economic space restrained,” the lender said.

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To avoid exacerbating problems, government should “calibrate the pace” of phasing out aid and spending programs.

“Where the recovery is well underway and balance sheets are in good shape, fiscal support can be reduced faster, facilitating the work of central banks,” the IMF said.

For struggling sectors, governments could offer aid to prevent bankruptcies, or provide incentives for restructuring, rather than liquidation.

“To lessen the burden on public finances, temporary higher taxes on excess profits could be envisaged. This would help claw back some of the transfers to firms that did not need them,” the lender said.

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