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Arun Jaitley leaves for US to attend IMF-World Bank meet

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for the US on Tuesday night to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and other senior officials of the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank will participate in the meeting that is likely to focus on the steps needed to give a push to the global economy. Jaitley, sources said, will leave for the US on the night of April 14, and will be back on April 20. The three-day Spring Meetings will begin from April 17. India is likely to figure prominently at the meeting.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde had described the country as a 'growth bright spot' during here visit here last month. "Forecasts for most emerging and developing economies are slightly worse than last year...(but) India is a growth bright spot," she had said.


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