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Fischer leaves IMF
Stanley Fischer, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) second in command, resigned last week after seven years at the Washington-based organisation.

“I will be resigning as first deputy managing director and leaving the IMF later this year, once a smooth transition to my successor has been arranged,” he said in a statement.

Fischer was seen as instrumental in negotiating aid for countries devastated by the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and officials from the US and

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