by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
The IMF is plugging Keynesian economic nonsense today in the wake of a huge and unexpected plunge in Chinese exports.
The Financial Times reports IMF Warning as China Exports Plunge.
The world faces a growing “risk of economic derailment” and needs immediate action to boost demand, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday as new figures pointed to the worst monthly collapse in Chinese exports since 2009.
Speaking in Washington, David Lipton, the IMF’s influential second-in-command, warned that the global economy was “clearly at a delicate juncture”. Urgent action was needed by policymakers around the world to respond to slowing growth and fresh threats posed by turmoil in commodity and financial markets, he added.
“Now is the time to decisively support economic activity and put the global economy on a sounder footing,” he told the National Association of Business Economics.