Bank of Israel governor sees growing support to replace IMF chief

Several of the world’s leading newspapers say they want to see Stanley Fischer as the next International Monetary Fund chief, and the Bank of Israel governor isn’t rejecting the option out of hand, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an anonymous source.

Last week, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde officially announced her candidacy for the post, a week after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was forced to step down amid rape charges in the United States. Lagarde has the backing of some of the IMF’s biggest players, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more

Categories: Israel, Middle East

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