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Georgieva: Problems of banks in developed countries were inevitable due to the fight against inflation

WASHINGTON, March 30 – RIA Novosti. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said that the problems of the banking sector in developed economies have become an inevitable consequence of the authorities’ actions to combat inflation.

“The rapid transition from prolonged low interest rates to much higher rates necessary to combat inflation has inevitably led to banking sector turbulence in some advanced economies,” IMF chief Boao said in Asian. China Forum.

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Georgieva added that difficulties in the banking sector make it even more difficult for authorities to make choices about the tools they use.

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