a Rhodesian Stanley Fischer, aged 67 may replace IMF Boss,

28 May

An ex-Rhodesian economist has been named as a possible replacement for the International Monetary Fund(IMF) boss DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn, who vacated office Thursday to fight charges of sexual assault, it has emerged

Stanley Fischer, aged 67 who was born in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia was named as a possible contender on a list of candidates published by the AFP news agency Thursday.

Fischer World, a Bank economist is now the head of Israel’s central bank. He served as IMF deputy managing director from 1994-2001.

Analysts speculated that he may however lose points of credit for the job because of his being an Israeli, a factor which may affect him politically.

Another possible candidate named was Trevor Manuel, former finance minister of South Africa who reportedly proved his talents at a young age and was firmly trusted by Nelson Mandela. A comment on the AFP website expressed that it as not yet clear if Manuel has the broad support of the African continent, where a lot of IMF money goes.

The rest of candidates were drawn from a number of other nations including India, and those from the continents of Europe and America. The IMF Boss post fell vacant Thursday after DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn was forced to quit as head of the …..fischer

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