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IMF raises concerns over global economy amid Trump's behavior about G7 summit

The clouds over the global economy have darkened, especially since the divisive summit of leaders from the Group of Seven economic powers at the weekend, IMF's Christine Lagarde said.


Reuters 11 Jun 2018, 05:23 PM
  • Lagarde said business confidence was declining due to measures that disrupt trade. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The clouds over the global economy have darkened, especially since the divisive summit of leaders from the Group of Seven economic powers at the weekend, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.

Lagarde, speaking at a joint news conference in Berlin with the chiefs of other leading economic organizations and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said business confidence was declining due to measures that disrupt trade.

World Trade Organisation Director-General Roberto Azevedo added: "We must therefore stop this escalation of tensions. A tit-for-tat process is not going to be helpful." 

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