29 May '11, 1pm

Lagarde to seek support for IMF bid from China, India and some African countries

Lagarde to seek support for IMF bid from China, India and some African countries

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde (above) said on Sunday she plans to visit India and China and some African countries as well as Brazil to drum up support for her bid to lead the International Monetary Fund. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - FRENCH Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Sunday she plans to visit India and China and some African countries as well as Brazil to drum up support for her bid to lead the International Monetary Fund. 'I have proposed to Brazil, China, India and certain African countries' to pay them a visit, she told Europe 1 radio, adding that the would travel on Monday to Brazil because it was the first state to respond to her proposal. Brazilian officials had previously confirmed Ms Lagarde's trip and said that Mexico's central bank governor Agustin Carstens, another leading candidate for the position of IMF managing director, was expected in ...

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