IMF's Christine Lagarde postpones trip to the Middle East


CNBC—IMF's Christine Lagarde had been scheduled to attend an investing event in Saudi Arabia which has seen mounting cancellations since the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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