The International Monetary Fund cut forecast on worldwide economic growth, while boosting outlook on the U.S. economy.
On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its forecast for global growth this year to 3.2%, from an April projection of 3.3%.
The organization attributed higher U.S. tariffs on imports from China and the potential effects on global technology supply chains from U.S.-imposed sanctions as factors behind its downward revision. The IMF further said, "Risks to the forecast are mainly to the downside".
The organization cut its forecast of China’s economic growth to 6.2%, which is -0.1 a percentage point lower than the April forecast.
However, the IMF increased its projection for U.S. growth by 0.3 a percentage point to 2.6% - the fastest among large advanced economies. IMF’s latest forecasts come amidst expectations of a U.S. policy interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.