03 Jun '11, 11am

Lagarde's IMF roadshow in India on Tuesday: NEW DELHI - FRENCH Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is due to trav...

NEW DELHI - FRENCH Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is due to travel to India next Tuesday as part of her tour to solicit emerging nations' support for her bid to lead the IMF, an Indian government source said. 'We are expecting her (Tuesday) June 7,' in connection with her campaign to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the source, who asked not to be named, told AFP. Ms Lagarde was in Brazil earlier this week - one of several emerging economic powers seeking an end to Europe's stranglehold on the powerful post - on the first stop of an international tour. Last month, India and Brazil were among the so-called BRICS group of emerging economic nations that also includes Russia, China and South Africa, which slammed Europe's grip on the IMF. They have said they are working on a common candidate but have so far failed to unify behind anyone. So far, Ms Lagarde has t...

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