By Jonathan Davies

Slowing growth in China is posing a threat to the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

Weaker economic growth in the world's second largest economy has caused huge knock-on effects in global financial markets and commodity prices.

The IMF's warning has come ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers on Friday and Saturday.

The falls in commodity prices have hit exporters, like Russia and Brazil, particularly hard.

Despite its warning, the IMF still expects the global economy to grow by 3.3% this year and 3.4% next year.

With growth in China set to fell to 6.8% this year, down from 7.4%, the IMF has called on the Chinese government to continue its focus on introducing economic reforms.