IMF has enough funds for now - Lagarde
Updated: 2011-10-17 16:16
PARIS - The International Monetary Fund has enough capital at the moment, managing director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.
"Today, the IMF has appropriate means," Lagarde said on Europe 1 radio.
An emerging market G20 source said on Friday that the IMF may need a capital injection of about $350 billion to give it more firepower to fight economic crises.
Lagarde added that the state should only be involved in bank recapitalisations as a last resort.
"The priority is that they get capital from shareholders and as a last resort if these means were not available or sufficient, a more collective formula (should) be put in place including with the state intervening if necessary," she said.