BERLIN, April 10 The International Monetary Fund
sees a more favourable outlook for the global economy this year
and next than in 2016, but it has concerns beyond the near-term,
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.
"I have also identified two key concerns that we at the IMF
have: one is persistent low productivity and second excessive
inequalities that grow together with that low productivity," she
said after meeting the chiefs of other leading global economic
organisations and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Paul Carrel; editing by