IMF chief concludes visit to Philippines
WASHINGTON: Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Manila at the end of her visit to the Philippines: It is a great pleasure to return again to Asia—one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative regions. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to visit the Philippines, my first visit as Managing Director of the IMF. I had the privilege to meet with Vice President Jejomar Binay, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo and other senior officials from the government and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). I also had the opportunity to speak to students at the Asian Institute of Management, and meet with various business leaders, including outstanding women leaders. I was inspired by their optimism and desire to contribute to the Philippine economy and society.