IMF economist sees deflation risk, especially in euro zone-report

BERLIN, March 10 Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:15pm EDT

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BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) - The chief economist of the International Monetary Fund sees a risk of deflation, particularly in the euro zone, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported him as saying.

"The risk of deflation, especially in the euro zone, definitely exists," Olivier Blanchard was quoted as saying in a pre-publication copy of an article due to be published on Tuesday.

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