United Kingdom — 2016 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the Mission

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its 2016 assessment of the UK economy on the 13 May 2016 [United Kingdom — 2016 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the Mission]. In her comments the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would have 'pretty bad, to very, very bad' consequences.

Vote Leave said the IMF had been wrong in the past and were 'wrong now'. Britain Stronger in Europe said: 'This is yet another economic expert that agrees Britain is stronger in Europe, adding to the comments of the Bank of England'.

Source Link http://www.imf.org/external/np/ms/2016/051316.htm
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