The IMF fears the division of world trade into two blocs

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The IMF fears the division of world trade into two blocs

The inevitability of the process of transition from a unipolar world to a multipolar one, which Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken about more than once, seems to have begun to be realized in the West as well.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated that the rapidly changing economic and political situation, as well as the gradual departure from a unipolar world, require changes to the organization's charter.



Now it’s the IMF’s turn. Experts from the organization, having built an economic model, expressed concern that world trade could be divided into two camps: on the one hand, the USA and the EU, on the other, China and Russia.

All this, in their opinion, can lead to very serious consequences, both for the above-mentioned parties and for the whole world as a whole.

Experts say that the prices of some goods will immediately skyrocket. For example, in Russia and China there will be an acute shortage of cobalt, nickel and palm oil. In turn, the US and EU will experience a shortage of palladium and platinum. However, as economists put it, this is only part of the problem.

The IMF fears that dividing the world into two camps will jeopardize the achievement of stated goals to combat climate change, as well as undermine food security with all the ensuing consequences.
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    1. +4
      5 October 2023 14: 28
      The IMF fears the division of world trade into two blocs -

      ***
      — World trade is leaving the IMF? ...
      ***
      1. +4
        5 October 2023 14: 30
        And the IMF itself is leaving. It’s the World Fund, and here you will need two sub-world funds
        1. +8
          5 October 2023 14: 39
          The IMF fears neither that the world will become multipolar, but that their trough will be half or more empty and the need for this fund will disappear by itself.
          Apart from the Anglo-Saxons, this fund did not bring happiness to anyone, so there is nothing to grieve about if it is gone. May he rest in peace forever. crying
          1. man
            +1
            5 October 2023 18: 03
            Apart from the Anglo-Saxons, this fund did not bring happiness to anyone, so there is nothing to grieve about if it is gone.
            But there is so much harm to others, how can the Anglo-Saxons not grieve!
            Although something tells me that you don’t sympathize with them at all, you are a soulless person! smile hi
    2. +4
      5 October 2023 14: 30
      Oh, what suddenly happened!? Is a lot of money being lost for the luxurious life of the states? So they are worried.
    3. +2
      5 October 2023 14: 30
      Is the EU the main producer of palm oil? o_o"
      The main message of the article is quite obvious, but still, the USA/EU are by no means raw material-producing regions.
      1. +2
        5 October 2023 18: 35
        And regarding nickel and cobalt - what kind of “experts” are these?
        For both nickel and cobalt, Russia ranks 2nd in the world in terms of production.
    4. +7
      5 October 2023 14: 33
      For example, in Russia and China there will be an acute shortage of cobalt, nickel and palm oil.

      It’s quite possible to do without palm oil.
      1. +2
        5 October 2023 16: 32
        Quote: Michael
        It’s quite possible to do without palm oil.

        "...in the structure of palm oil consumption, the dominant positions in Russia are in the confectionery sector, which accounts for about 30% of the processed product, the production of bakery products (15%), instant food products, chips, food concentrates (25%), and dairy-containing products ( 13%), consumer margarines and spreads (3%)"
        1. +1
          5 October 2023 20: 31
          Quote: Kotofeich
          "...in the structure of palm oil consumption, the dominant positions in Russia are in the confectionery sector, which accounts for about 30% of the processed product, the production of bakery products (15%), instant food products, chips, food concentrates (25%), and dairy-containing products ( 13%), consumer margarines and spreads (3%)"

          Maybe they will put less nasty stuff in food.
      2. 0
        6 October 2023 09: 48
        The article is bullshit. Markets adapt to any changes, some changes happen faster, others slower - demand always leads to supply. This is an axiom.
    5. +3
      5 October 2023 14: 35
      And we seem to be selling nickel, where will there be a shortage?
      1. +1
        5 October 2023 14: 45
        And we seem to be selling nickel, where will there be a shortage?
        So that's the message. With the division, it will be easier for us to sell nickel to China. And the shitty Western bunch will lick the bald corn.
    6. 0
      5 October 2023 14: 43
      Norilsk Nickel...
      Nickel will disappear in Russia, but platinum will remain?
      And the world will not be divided as it is written
      1. +2
        5 October 2023 14: 54
        Now palladium is in trend, and for Norilsk Nickel it is an accompanying metal.
    7. ASM
      +1
      5 October 2023 14: 44
      So you don’t need to be afraid, but prepare for the inevitable. Most likely, the electronic currency Brix will enter the markets. Naturally, this will not happen overnight, but Brix is ​​already using intercurrency trading. After some time, the moment will come when everyone will get tired of all this “intercurrency” and a unified settlement mechanism will be created. True, this is not done in a day.
    8. +1
      5 October 2023 14: 53
      will jeopardize the implementation of stated climate change targets
      -T. That is, translated into simple language, they will send green energy drinks and other green demons through the forest...
      will undermine food security with all the ensuing consequences
      -T. e. they won’t allow meat and milk to be banned, they won’t eat grasshoppers and worms, they will drive away GMOs and other Monsants...
    9. +2
      5 October 2023 15: 03
      The IMF experts are lousy, they have driven the entire developing world into their bondage and are blathering about something else.

      Putin:

      The world is gradually getting rid of the dictatorship of the economic model, when they are trying to drive entire regions of the world into bondage and loans, the president said.

      Should we ourselves still free ourselves from all sorts of Siluanovs and Nabiulins? Hires of the IMF and the World Bank.
    10. +1
      5 October 2023 15: 59
      All this, in their opinion, can lead to very serious consequences, both for the above-mentioned parties and for the whole world as a whole.


      Well, yes! and the Loot won't get to the Pants! that's all heavy consequences!
    11. +1
      5 October 2023 16: 29
      For example, in Russia and China there will be an acute shortage of cobalt, nickel and palm oil.
      Okay, I can still understand about the shortage of palm oil in China, but why are they scared in Russia? laughing laughing laughing I don’t even want to talk about nickel, especially its shortage in Russia. laughing laughing laughing
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    13. +1
      5 October 2023 17: 54
      Yes Yes Yes. And mentioning Khazin, who spoke about all this 20 years ago, is in bad taste. Liberals don't like him :)
    14. 0
      5 October 2023 19: 28
      Did you hit your head? Nickel, cobalt, and what is Norilsk Nickel for in Russia???
    15. 0
      6 October 2023 03: 17
      Russia and China will experience an acute shortage of cobalt, nickel and palm oil.
      I don't think we will suffer much from the lack of palm oil.
    16. 0
      6 October 2023 09: 10
      ...and palm oil.
      HALLELUAH!!!!!
    17. -1
      8 October 2023 00: 42
      As if it's all about cobalt and nickel and platinum and palladium... and palm oil

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