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Donald Trump expected to benefit US economy in short term, says IMF head

The Head Of The International Monetary Fund Says US President Donald Trump Assuming Office Shall Benefit The US Economy In The Short Term, Though Rising American Interest Rates And A Strengthening Dollar Will Challenge Global Trade.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 12 Feb 2017, 04:47:14 PM
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New Delhi:

The head of the International Monetary Fund says US President Donald Trump assuming office shall benefit the US economy in the short term, though rising American interest rates and a strengthening dollar will challenge global trade.

Christine Lagarde said Trump's plans for additional investment in US infrastructure and his likely tax reforms will boost the American economy.
She says: "We have reasons to be optimistic about growth in the United States."

However, Lagarde acknowledged that Trump's policies likely will lead to "tightening that is going to be difficult on the global economy."

She also defended globalisation and international trade at a time of growing protectionism in the US and elsewhere in the world.

Lagarde spoke today in Dubai at the annual World Government Summit.

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First Published : 12 Feb 2017, 04:34:00 PM