Russia-Ukraine war will have 'Severe Impact' on global economy, warns IMF
Issuing an official statement, the global lender said the war in Ukraine was already driving energy and grain prices higher
Amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund on Saturday said it expected to bring Ukraine's request for $1.4 billion in emergency financing to its board for approval as early as next week and was in talks about funding options with authorities in neighboring Moldova.
Issuing an official statement, the global lender said the war in Ukraine was already driving energy and grain prices higher, and had sent a wave of more than 1 million refugees to neighboring countries, while triggering unprecedented sanctions on Russia.
It said price shocks would be felt worldwide, and authorities should provide fiscal support for poor households for whom food and fuel made up a higher proportion of expenses, adding that the economic damage would increase if the war escalated.