Making a point

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000244" title="International Monetary Fund" href="/topic/business/macroeconomics/international-economic-institution/international-monetary-fund-ORGOV0000244.topic">International Monetary Fund</a> (IMF) Managing Director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00008434" title="Christine Lagarde" href="/topic/politics/government/christine-lagarde-PEPLT00008434.topic">Christine Lagarde</a> delivers a speech at a special forum preceding the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Tokyo. The two main concerns for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan's</a> economy are a further appreciation of the yen and the risks posed by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVBAE00008" title="European Debt Crisis" href="/topic/business/macroeconomics/government-debt/european-debt-crisis-EVBAE00008.topic">Europe's debt crisis</a> to demand for Japanese exports, the head of the IMF stated.

( Reuters photo / July 6, 2012 )

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers a speech at a special forum preceding the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Tokyo. The two main concerns for Japan's economy are a further appreciation of the yen and the risks posed by Europe's debt crisis to demand for Japanese exports, the head of the IMF stated.

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