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IMF closes ranks behind its chief to protect the Fund's wider interests

IMF executive directors say they have considered the French court's decision announced on Monday and maintain full confidence in Ms Lagarde's ability to continue to effectively carry out her duties as the Fund's managing director.


BY closing ranks in support of managing director Christine Lagarde after a French court found her guilty of criminal charges linked to misuse of public funds, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) executive board has moved to protect the Washington-based institution itself, as...