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IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves

A run-off between far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc Mélenchon would roil markets

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Ms Lagarde and Mr Carstens at the start of a plenary session of the International Monetary and Financial Committee at the World Bank IMF spring meetings on April 22.

Washington

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: The first round of France's presidential election.

Concerns that

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