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International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde speaks at the 2013 spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank in Washington.
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde speaks at the 2013 spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank in Washington.
(YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS)

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IMF needs to start thinking outside the box

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Nearly five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, almost all rich countries are still in an economic funk. Wise advice is desperately needed. That’s an opportunity for the International Monetary Fund, but requires it to develop more creative ideas on growth.