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IMF: 'Europe risks recession in 2012'

Europe's stronger economies should avoid imposing drastic budget cuts at the expense of growth, a report by the International Monetary Fund has said.

Meanwhile, protesters in Greece have clashed with police in Athens as public sector workers went out on strike against austerity measures.

The European Commission is discussing ways of propping up banks in Europe to protect them from the Greek crisis.

The IMF also warned that a recession in Europe in 2012 could not be ruled out.

Chris Morris reports.

  • 05 Oct 2011