New IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday said that a trade truce between the USA and China could trim expected losses to the world economy, but would not be enough to produce strong global growth.
"China will, along with the other parties, continue to push for reforms of the IMF's quotas that will strengthen the voice and representation of emerging market economies".
Briefing reporters Wednesday night, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said USA and Chinese negotiators were working to hammer out details on this "phase one" agreement.
The global economy is slowing, largely because of the USA trade war with China, according to the 189-member International Monetary Fund.
"The global economy has experienced a synchronised slowdown and growth remains weak". US officials said negotiations to wrap up those details are underway.
Kristalina Georgieva said leaders are pushing each other to fix shortcomings behind trade disputes.
She said the world was in the midst of a slowdown with almost 90% of the global economy experiencing weaker growth this year.
The U.S. -China trade war has dragged on for 15 months.
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Trump announced a "substantial" deal on October 11 after negotiations with Liu's delegation, which he said included a promise to increase purchases of United States farm products and protections for intellectual property.
Policymakers from the world's major economies on Friday warned that risks posed by trade and geopolitical tensions could slow already-weakening global economic growth, but offered little beyond calls for using all available tools to prevent recession.
World Bank president David Malpass said that his focus for the meetings would be efforts to ensure that everything possible is done to restart global growth, given that the 700 million people living in extreme poverty - one in 12 people on the planet - would be the most harmed by a prolonged slowdown. But the International Monetary Fund forecast growth will accelerate slightly to 3.4% in 2020, still below the 3.6% rate in 2018.
According to Sitharaman, to ensure the stability of the worldwide monetary and financial system, it is imperative that the IMF continues to remain at the centre of the Global Financial Safety Net. "This will reflect China's ongoing transition to a more sustainable growth model and the negative impact on ongoing trade tensions", Rhee said.
In addition, countries must "be willing to expand and improve this rule book", especially to include services and e-commerce which are not covered by traditional agreements for trade in goods, she said at the close of the meetings.
Christine Lagarde, who dealt with the Trump administration during her last three years as head of the International Monetary Fund, was a bit more direct in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes".
The IMF and World Bank meetings were expected to be dominated by the trade disputes triggered by the Trump administration's get-tough policies aimed at lowering America's huge trade deficits and boosting USA manufacturing jobs.
Lagarde is scheduled to take over on November 1 as the head of the European Central Bank, which manages monetary policy for the 19 countries who use the euro currency.