Mario Draghi

IMF head Lagarde warns of rising risks to global economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that a number of threats could derail the global economic recovery, despite signs that 2017 will be the best year for global growth since 2010.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that global financial leaders need to beware of a number of threats from growing political tensions to increased skepticism about the benefits of globalization and rising levels of income inequality.

Lagarde said it will be important for finance ministers from the IMF's 189-member countries to focus on addressing these threats at a time when the global economy appears to finally be in a sustained recovery following the deep...

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