Sovereign default the greatest threat: IMF

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Sovereign default is the most pressing risk facing the global economy, according to the IMF's flagship Global Financial Stability Report, released on Tuesday.

Since the Fund's interim report last October, sovereign credit risk has soared even as the threat of inflation, deflation and loss of economic activity have receded. "With markets less willing or able to support leverage, sovereign credit risk premiums have more recently widened across mature economies with fiscal vulnerabilities," the

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