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Dijsselbloem Floated for Top IMF Job by the Dutch Government

  • Current IMF head Christine Lagarde to step down in September
  • Other likely candidates include BOE’s Carney, Spain’s Calvino
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The Dutch government is campaigning for former finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem to be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The senior euro-area crisis veteran is one of a handful of names currently in discussion to preserve Europe’s traditional hold on the IMF role. Others include Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Bank of Finland Governor Olli Rehn, Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno, who chairs meetings of euro-area peers, and his Spanish counterpart, Nadia Calvino.