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Blankfein Says Economic Crisis Is ’Severe, Temporary Phenomenon’

June 21, 2012

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said he doesn’t expect prolonged economic turmoil.

“The crisis we are going through, while severe, is a temporary phenomenon,” Blankfein said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia’s second-largest city today. “One of the risks now in the world is the rise in protectionism.”

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