May 24, 2018 / 6:34 AM / 7 months ago

IMF chief says global corporate and sovereign debt represent risk

FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends IMFC press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that global levels of corporate and sovereign debt represented a risk.

Speaking in Russia’s St Petersburg at an economic forum, Lagarde also said protectionist talk was a threat to confidence in international trade.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Larry King

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