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Tag: Carlo Cottarelli

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    Italy's Mattarella appoints ex IMF interim prime minister and quells the situation... for now

    President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the parties' choice of a euro skeptic as economy minister, prompting populist parties to accuse the president of betraying voters

    Italy's president set the country on a path back to fresh elections on Monday, appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of planning for snap polls and to pass the next budget. The decision to appoint Carlo Cottarelli to form a stopgap administration sets the stage for elections that are likely to be fought over Italy's role in the European Union and the euro zone, a prospect that is rattling global financial markets.

  • Friday, January 28th 2011 - 21:13 UTC

    IMF Assessment of Brazil Is ‘Wrong and Stupid’

    Mantega suggested IMF boss to take some holidays

    The International Monetary Fund’s assessment that Brazil’s fiscal situation is worsening and putting at risk the government’s targets is “totally wrong” and “stupid,” Finance Minister Guido Mantega said.