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New IMF chief economist faces multiple pressing issues

Challenges include Fed's plan to raise interest rates, Europe's migration crisis and the Brexit problem
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:50

A long-term trend that Mr Obstfeld has to tackle is climate change, which he says is "a major economic threat".


JUST a few months into the job, the challenges are already piled high for the International Monetary Fund's new chief economist Maurice Obstfeld.

There's the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates - which poses a deep test to economies worldwide. There's Europe's

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