The coronavirus pandemic is messing with how economic data is produced, and making it hard to work out how badly it's hitting the global economy, the IMF says
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The coronavirus is skewing economic data and making it hard to collect, which is in turn making it difficult to understand the full scale of the virus' impact on the world economy, the International Monetary Fund said this week.

"Without reliable data, policymakers cannot assess how badly the pandemic is hurting people and the economy, nor can they properly monitor the recovery," the IMF said in a blog post.

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