The head of the IMF predicts a slight increase in oil prices

The head of the IMF predicts a slight increase in oil prices


DAVOS, January 23. The oil price may increase in the near future due to demand growth, however, its level still remains a serious risk for the global economy, said the Executive Director of the International monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.

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“She’s probably somewhat higher because over the past few months of slightly increased demand. Look, but nonetheless this remains a risk,” said Lagarde, speaking at the closing session of the world economic forum.

In his speech at the session “the Future of the global economy” Lagarde identified the four main risk for the global economy: the Chinese economy, prices of commodity markets, asinhronisations monetary policy of the Central banks and the situation in emerging markets.

Before the price of the futures contract for March delivery of oil grade Brent on London exchange ICE has exceeded $32 per barrel, reaching $32,02.