The IMF's Chief economist Olivier Blanchard
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Global economic recovery weakening , says International Monetary Fund

9 October 2012 Last updated at 03:19 BST

The global economic recovery is weakening as government policies have failed to restore confidence, the International Monetary Fund has said.

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard said Europe's financial troubles were still causing tremors throughout the global economy: "You can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future."