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Kristalina Georgieva denies allegations of exerting pressure in favor of China

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International Monetary Fund Executive Director Kristalina Georgieva has denied allegations that she pressured World Bank officials to change data in a report in favor of China when she headed the World Bank.

"Let me put it very simply to you. Not true. Neither in this case, nor before or after, I have put pressure on staff to manipulate data," Georgieva said during a meeting with IMF staff, Reuters reported. A report by WilmerHale law firm found that Kristalina Georgieva and other high-ranking bank employees had exerted pressure on officials to raise China's rating in the Business Climate rankings.

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