IMF chief warns on world economy risks

Speaking on Friday 1 April in Spain, IMF chief Rodrigo Rato said large US current account deficits posed a risk to the world economy and warned that a sharp fall in inflows into US bond markets might have serious consequences for markets.

Rato told an audience in Madrid he saw a "downward bias" on the short-term risks to the global economy and warned that the oil market remained "highly susceptible" to shocks as excess capacity was very low.

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