Risks to the global economy remain despite signs of stable growth

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Risks to the global economy remain despite signs of stable growth, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, adding that low commodity prices were a problem for many countries.Google+

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Author: REUTERSCaption: Participants of the G7 summit meetings (from front in clockwise) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama attend session 2 meeting at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pool JAPAN OUT
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“The world economy is showing signs of stable growth, but there are risks,” Merkel said in Japan where Group of Seven leaders are meeting.

Turning her attention to European Union sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, Merkel said it was too early to talk about lifting the punitive measures.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Caroline Copley)

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