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IMF urges euro zone to use economic rebound to tackle problems

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The euro zone should use its "robust" economic rebound to tackle reforms that are politically difficult to push through, Poul Thomsen, the head of the International Monetary Fund's European Department, said on Friday.The European Commission expects the gross domestic product of the 19 countries sharing the single currency to grow 1.7 percent this year and 1.8 percent in 2018. The IMF expects growth of 2.1 percent this year and 1.9 percent in 2018."The key challenge facing policy-makers is to take advantage of the robust recovery to take measures that are politically ...

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 20:11 IST