IMF Managing Director Lagarde defended IMF over comments leak - BBH

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    Research Team at BBH, suggests that strains within the Eurozone will intensify after the leak of some IMF comments on Greece.

    Key Quotes

    “The leaked comments suggest some IMF officials discussed pressuring Germany to give Greece more debt relief by threatening to withdraw from the bailout program. These IMF officials noted that the refugee crisis, the Brexit referendum, and the July payment deadline for Greece were key risks that lie ahead.

    IMF Managing Director Lagarde defended her agency. She said that the IMF would not use a potential credit event as a negotiating tactic, but said that a team would return to Athens to continue talks this week. To state the obvious, potential brinksmanship regarding Greece could be very destabilizing for global markets.”
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