May 21, 2013
IMF delays Argentina's statistics report
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided it will not "release any communiqué regarding Christine Lagarde's report over Argentina's statistics," the press department announced. It is expected that the report with the analysis of the Board of Directors will be released today.
The IMF's Board of Directors analyzed on Monday Argentina’s statistics and the government’s level of commitment to the entity’s recommendations.
IMF’s spokesman Gerry Rice had informed last week, “The managing director (Christine Lagarde) will inform the board on Monday about Argentina."
"It wouldn’t be appropiate for me to anticipate such an intervention, or to anticipate that decision,” added Gerry, when asked whether Argentina will be sanctioned during a press conference in Washington.
The IMF claimed the following action: "Improve the quality of the data reported over the Consumer Prices Index (IPC) and the GDP, so that the data turns consistent with the obligations stated by the IMF's Constitutive Agreement."
The communiqué had been delayed because of some issues that were still being analyzed, according to the IMF.