Leaked IMF exchange sours mood before bailout review resumes

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This week will serve as a good guide to whether the furore over the publication by WikiLeaks of a secretly recorded conversation between Poul Thomsen, the head of the International Monetary Fund’s European department, and Delia Velculescu, the IMF mission chief will be a temporary domestic distraction or could undermine the uneasy relationship between Greece and its lenders, and among the institutions themselves.

The WikiLeaks transcript of a recording allegedly made on March 19, before the mission chiefs broke off negotiations on the bailout review for Catholic Easter, highlighted the differences between Greece’s creditors. Velculescu voiced her concerns about ...

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