May 24, 2018 / 6:55 AM / 5 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.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 24, 2018. Vladimir Smirnov/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool via REUTERS

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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