22 Mar '11, 11pm

DTN Singapore: S'pore to chair key IMF board: WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that Sing...

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that Singapore's finance minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, would take charge of a key board setting the global lender's policy direction. Members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee chose Mr Tharman to succeed Egypt's former finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali, who was obliged to step down as chairman after his government was dissolved. Mr Tharman, who has served as Singapore's finance minister since December 2007, was chosen to head the committee for three years, an IMF statement said. The International Monetary and Financial Committee is in charge of deliberating on the main policy issues facing the IMF. The committee is comprised of 24 finance ministers or central bank governors from countries that reflect the makeup of the IMF, with the chairman taking a 25th seat. The committee meets twice a...

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