IMF Warns of Slower Growth As Currency War Rages On
BY DON MILLER
Meetings of the Group of Seven (G-7) countries in Washington this week could feature a clash of views that have sparked an international currency war even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that growth in developed economies is slowing.
The conflict represents a fundamental disagreement about how to sustain the global economic recovery among countries that prefer flexible exchange rates like the United States, and others that are resisting calls to allow its currency to appreciate, like China.
A renewed push for easier monetary policy came as the IMF warned growth in advanced economies is falling short of its forecasts.