IMF will decide on Kristalina Georgieva’s future ‘very soon’
By Abiodun Ogundairo
12 October 2021 | 10:36 am
The IMF's managing director faces allegations that during her previous stint at the World Bank, she pressured staff to alter data to benefit China.
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The deal would provide much needed relief to Pakistan, which has been on the verge of default. The IMF board has yet to confirm the agreement.
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