The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund met to discuss a report that fund manager Kristalina Georgieva pressured employees to change data in the interests of China.
An IMF spokesman said on Tuesday that the fund’s board had agreed to meet again soon for further discussion, but did not specify a date.
He added that the board of directors stressed “the importance it attaches to conducting a comprehensive, objective and timely review, and agreed to meet again soon for further discussion.”
On Friday, Georgieva denied reports that she pressured World Bank employees to change data during the preparation of the Doing Business 2018 report on the country’s business climate.
She told IMF staff, “I say it very simply. It is not true. Neither in this case, nor before it, nor after it happened that I pressured employees to manipulate data,” according to a written transcript of the meeting.