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IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

Published:Monday | September 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Empowerment of women and equal
opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and
for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said

The global recovery is too tepid
and too turbulent, IMF chief Christine Lagarde told a gathering organized by
the Japanese government and business groups to support Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe's campaign to promote a bigger role for women in the economy.