It may come as no surprise that the IMF decided to downgrade its growth outlook for China. The revision was driven by weak global economic conditions and unsatisfactory results recorded in China as well. Indeed, the IMF is concerned about the economic recovery in China and it believes that the country’s authorities should introduce essential reforms aimed at bringing a sustainable recovery.
The World Bank cut its economic growth forecast for the East Asia and Pacific region, saying there was a greater risk of deepening slowdown in China and weakening global demand. According to a statement, the slowdown in China might get worse and it could last longer than initially expected. However policy makers in Asia’s emerging countries have room to ease both monetary and fiscal policies, according to the World Bank.