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IMF's Strauss-Kahn says Ireland can manage well

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said today that Ireland can manage its fiscal affairs well, and the Fund has had no request for an IMF package.

business Updated: Nov 13, 2010 11:35 IST

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Saturday that Ireland can manage its fiscal affairs well, and the Fund has had no request for an IMF package.

"I have not been in contact with Ireland," he told reporters on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Yokohama, Japan. "So far I have not had a request and I think Ireland can manage well."

He said the IMF would be willing to help Ireland if needed in the future, but "until now it's business as usual."

Ireland is in talks about tapping emergency funds from the European Financial Stability Facility, euro zone sources said on Friday, but Ireland said it had not formally applied for any European Union aid.