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Asia Has Candidates For Top IMF Job: Thai Finance Minister

Thursday, May 26, 2011

TOKYO (Nikkei)--Thai Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said Thursday that there are many candidates in Asia who could become chief of the International Monetary Fund.

Speaking at the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo, Korn said that Asian countries are concerned about who will take the IMF post. The countries have yet to identify a potential candidate, but there are a number of people who are qualified for the position, he added.

Until now, the U.S. and countries in Europe have held talks to select executives for the World Bank and the IMF. But Korn said the IMF selection process should be revised.

Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.