Lagarde Dismisses Talk Slovenia Next to Receive IMF Bailout

April 20 (Bloomberg) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde said she supports policies announced by Slovenian government and dismissed investors’ concern that the country will be next euro-area nation to receive a bailout.

* “I would not trust the rumors,” Lagarde said at news

conference in Washington today. Prime Minister Bratusek

“has indicated she wants to pursue privatization, wants to

allow for better management of companies” close to being

bankrupt and “reinforce the capital of Slovenian banks.” * “These 3 principles are not bad principles from which to

start,” Lagarde said

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