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IMF chief says US-China tensions 'threat' to world economy

Updated : May 07, 2019 02:23 PM IST

"Clearly the tensions between the United States and China are the threat for the world economy," Christine Lagarde told journalists at a conference in Paris, adding that recent "rumours and tweets" made an agreement between the countries less likely.
President Donald Trump jolted global markets on Monday by threatening on Twitter that tariffs already imposed on $200 billion in Chinese exports to US would more than double to 25 percent on Friday from their current level of 10 percent.
IMF chief says US-China tensions 'threat' to world economy
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