Corruption eats up 2% of world GDP – IMF

Коррупция съедает 2% от мирового ВВП – глава МВФ

IMF chief urges countries to cooperate

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged together to fight corruption eats 2 of world GDP.

The managing Director of the International monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, called for international cooperation in the fight against corruption, which annually costs the global economy around 1.5 trillion dollars.

“Bribery costs the global economy every year to more than $ 1.5 trillion, or 2% of global GDP. Corruption is corrosion, which does not recognize borders. But think about it: new technologies are changing the financial world and the rules of the game,” said Lagarde, speaking to the eighth readings, Henry Kissinger, held in the library of Congress.

According to the head of the IMF, new ideas, including a cryptocurrency that can be used by cybercriminals to direct financial flows to the illegal activities around the world.

“It’s not a problem of one nation or one government. This can be solved only through international cooperation,” – said Lagarde.

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