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Warning of low inflation

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said yesterday that the international body sees a risk of an extended period of low inflation in the Eurozone, and central bankers must be poised to act so it does not derail an incipient economic recovery.

"What we are seeing is low inflation and, if it happens for an extended period, it could potentially de-anchor the expected anticipation by the consumers . . . about longer-term inflation," said the International Monetary Fund managing director (pictured).