May 24, 2018 / 6:56 AM / 3 months ago

Russia must improve economic productivity, diversity - IMF chief

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said on Thursday that Russia needed to improve its economy’s productivity and diversity.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends IMFC press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Speaking at an economic forum in Russia’s second city St Petersburg, Lagarde also said Russia should not change its fiscal rules, adding that investors do not welcome rule changes.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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