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Germany’s IFO institute slashed its forecast for economic growth this year, citing that the extended lockdown in Europe’s no.1 economy is weighing on the recovery prospects.

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“IFO cut its 2021 growth forecast for Europe’s largest economy to 3.7% from 4.2% previously.”

“The coronavirus crisis is dragging on, and this is pushing back the expected strong upswing.”

“For 2022, IFO raised its GDP growth forecast to 3.2% from 2.5%.”