IMF warns stock markets ‘meaningfully higher’ than should be
12 April 2021 | 3:26 pm
The International Monetary Fund has given a stark warning after "excessive risk-taking" in the markets by investors. Stocks around the world, especially those of tech firms, have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
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