IMF chief Lagarde says global growth forecast revised downward on Brexit

IMF director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 1+6 Roundtable on promoting growth in the Chinese and global economies at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China on July 22.
IMF director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 1+6 Roundtable on promoting growth in the Chinese and global economies at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China on July 22.PHOTO: EPA

BEIJING (REUTERS) - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday (July 22) that Brexit meant the global growth forecast was revised down and that uncertainty from Britain's decision to leave the European Union should be removed as soon as possible.

She made the comments at a briefing after meeting China's Premier Li Keqiang and the head of the World Bank and other senior global economic officials.