Economy Global growth 'fragile', 'under threat', says former IMF head Christine Lagarde Updated : September 20, 2019 08:42 AM IST Lagarde, who officially stepped down as IMF managing director last week, decried certain self-inflicted wounds, saying that issues like Brexit and trade frictions "are manmade and can be man-fixed." Her comments came on the day the OECD said trade tensions are eroding world growth. President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing has undermined business investment and exports at a time when China's economy already is shifting to slower growth. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.