April 6, 2020 / 8:00 AM / 2 months ago

Coronavirus prompts Congo to cut 2020 growth forecast to 1.1%

Congolese workers are seen at a construction site for a new overpass dubbed "sheep-jumps" along a street in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hereward Holland

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has cut its 2020 economic growth forecast to 1.1% from 4.1% due to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s central bank said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.

The pandemic has caused global trade to slow, causing countries across central Africa to slash growth projections.

Reporting by Hereward Holland; Editing by Jan Harvey

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