IMF director: U.S. default would be ‘real nasty’
July 10th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

IMF director: U.S. default would be ‘real nasty’

(CNN) – A U.S. default on its debt obligations would have "real nasty consequences" for the United States and the global economy, the new director of the International Monetary Fund said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

"It would jeopardize the stability at large," Christine Lagarde, who last week became the first woman to head the global financial institution, told the ABC program "This Week."

Lagarde said the IMF was concerned over the political stalemate in the United States that could prevent agreement on raising the federal debt ceiling, but hoped to see a compromise emerge.


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  1. FM

    It will not only be "real nasty", it will be a huge catastrophe no one in the entire world can forgive anyone, as those concerned, see with open eyes that it is on the way coming if nothing is done!

    July 10, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |