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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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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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