IMF's Lagarde considers Greek exit from eurozone a possibility

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde (2nd L),arrives for the symposium 'Towards a Dynamic Global Economy' during G7 summit of finance ministers at Palace Chapel of Residenzschloss in Dresden, eastern Germany, on May 28, 2015.
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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde (2nd L),arrives for the symposium 'Towards a Dynamic Global Economy' during G7 summit of finance ministers at Palace Chapel of Residenzschloss in Dresden, eastern Germany, on May 28, 2015.

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told a German newspaper that a Greek exit from the euro zone was possible but that this would probably not herald the end of the euro currency.

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"A Greek exit is a possibility," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was quoted as saying by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an advance extract of an interview due to be published on Friday.

She said such a step would "not be a walk in the park" but would "probably not" mean the end of the euro.

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