Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, warned on Tuesday that inequality within countries is growing with low-skilled workers, women and young people hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis [File: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters]

The global economy is “coming back” the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, but warned that the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be long and uncertain with “uneven recoveries” in emerging and developing economies significantly worsening the prospects for redressing income inequality within and between nations.

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF revised its forecast for global growth to negative 4.4 percent this year –  a less severe contraction than the negative 5.2 percent it had forecast in June, but still on track

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