IMF says board met with WilmerHale attorneys on World Bank information probe

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WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund’s govt board met on Monday with officers from the WilmerHale legislation agency about its probe of the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2018” report, and can meet quickly with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva, a spokesperson stated.

The WilmerHale report alleged that Georgieva, because the World Bank’s CEO in 2017, utilized undue stress on staffto alter information within the flagship “Doing Business” report to profit China.

The IMF board “remains committed to a thorough, objective, and timely review” of the matter, the spokesperson stated.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal and David Lawder; Editing by Leslie Adler

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A participant stands near a logo of IMF at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File Photo

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