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May 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The International Monetary Fund's executive board selected former Spanish Finance Minister Rodrigo Rato as the fund's new managing director. Rato will succeed Horst Koehler, who resigned March 4 to run for the presidency of Germany. Rato was selected by consensus for a five-year term, the IMF said. Rato's knowledge of Latin America will help in consultations with the fund's two biggest borrowers, Brazil and Argentina, development groups said.
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May 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The International Monetary Fund's executive board selected former Spanish Finance Minister Rodrigo Rato as the fund's new managing director. Rato will succeed Horst Koehler, who resigned March 4 to run for the presidency of Germany. Rato was selected by consensus for a five-year term, the IMF said. Rato's knowledge of Latin America will help in consultations with the fund's two biggest borrowers, Brazil and Argentina, development groups said.
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April 28, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Jose Maria Aznar was sworn in before King Juan Carlos I on Thursday for a second term as Spain's prime minister. In naming his Cabinet, Aznar retained Rodrigo Rato as economy minister and kept several old faces in his new government. Aznar, 47, whose center-right Popular Party won a surprise majority in last month's election, said Rato would oversee economic affairs. A new post of finance minister went to Cristobal Montoro, previously No. 2 at the Economy Ministry.
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April 28, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Jose Maria Aznar was sworn in before King Juan Carlos I on Thursday for a second term as Spain's prime minister. In naming his Cabinet, Aznar retained Rodrigo Rato as economy minister and kept several old faces in his new government. Aznar, 47, whose center-right Popular Party won a surprise majority in last month's election, said Rato would oversee economic affairs. A new post of finance minister went to Cristobal Montoro, previously No. 2 at the Economy Ministry.
WORLD
November 18, 2004 | From Reuters
Bombs exploded at three banks in the Argentine capital Wednesday, including two branches of U.S.-based Citibank, killing one security guard and injuring a bomb squad officer, officials said. No group claimed responsibility for planting the bombs, none of which was big enough to cause major damage to the buildings. It was the third attack this year on Argentine banks, which were widely blamed for contributing to the country's economic collapse in late 2001 and early 2002.
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June 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said he would step down in October, about six weeks after upheaval at the helm of the fund's sister institution, the World Bank. "My family circumstances and responsibilities, particularly with regard to the education of my children, are the reason for relinquishing earlier than expected my responsibilities at the Fund," he said in a statement to the board of the 185-nation lending institution.
WORLD
January 31, 2013 | By Lauren Frayer
MADRID -- Corruption allegations swirling around Spain's ruling party threatened to ensnare the prime minister for the first time Thursday when a newspaper published photos and excerpts of secret accounting ledgers that purportedly reveal under-the-table cash payments to top conservative politicians. The ruling Popular Party's No. 2 leader, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, quickly called a midday news conference to say that the logbooks excerpted by El PaĆ­s did not look familiar. She denied any wrongdoing.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
The global economy will remain strong this year as Europe and Asia compensate for a slowdown in the U.S., International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato said Sunday. "We are moving into another year of strong growth," De Rato told reporters in Basel, Switzerland. "We certainly see strong growth in Europe, a continuation of growth in Japan, and we see very strong growth in many emerging economies."
BUSINESS
January 8, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spanish stocks dove in Monday trading as the market absorbed the impact of the Argentine devaluation on multinational companies that made billions of dollars in investments in Argentina during the 1990s, investments that have now lost value. This capital, which was racked by civil disturbances in December, was calm Monday. Banks and exchange houses observed the first day of a forced two-day holiday, with business set to open Wednesday when pesos will start trading at 1.40 to the dollar.
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April 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Finance ministers endorsed proposals Sunday intended to make it easier for international lending institutions to deal with soaring oil prices, trade gaps and other problems that threaten to derail growth. The policy-setting committee for the 184-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank told the agencies to attack corruption and, in the IMF's case, give tougher advice to member countries.
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March 9, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European economy's horror story--call it "The Incredible Shrinking Euro"--goes on, with no end in sight. After a week in which the common currency of 11 member countries of the European Union suffered its sharpest one-day drop ever against the U.S. dollar, the euro this week has been taking a drubbing at the hands of a newly invigorated Japanese yen. The yen finally took a break Wednesday after gaining nine straight days against the hapless euro. The euro edged up to 102.
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April 17, 2005 | Joel Havemann, Times Staff Writer
Finance ministers of the world's seven richest democracies expressed concern Saturday that rising oil prices and China's trade policies could slow their economic growth, but they did little to address protesters' demands that they help the world's neediest countries. "We all agreed that improving growth must be our top priority," Treasury Secretary John W.
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