HIGHLIGHTS-IMF, World Bank 2014 spring meetings in Washington on Saturday

Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:16pm EDT
 
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WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - The following are highlights of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington, where finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials are gathering.

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK PRESIDENT MARIO DRAGHI

ON DEFLATION CONCERNS RAISED:

"It was not only the IMF, no, we heard concerns about this low inflation also from other advanced countries ... It has to be placed in perspective, but at the same time I said we shouldn't be complacent."

ON EURO ZONE ECONOMY:

"The recovery is proceeding, it's modest and the recent survey data seem to say that even the first quarter of this year will show positive growth."   Continued...