Osborne eyes top IMF role to replace Lagarde

Former UK Chancellor thinks he is a strong candidate

Anna Fedorova
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George Osborne reaching for role of IMF head
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George Osborne reaching for role of IMF head

Former UK Chancellor George Osborne has thrown his name into the hat for the role of head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after current boss Christine Lagarde was nominated to become the next chief of the European Central Bank (ECB).

According to the Financial Times, Osborne believes he is in the best position to earn the support of Europe, the US and China for the role, telling friends the current climate requires a "skilled political...

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