Lagarde 'focused on job' amid EC Presidency rumours

Germany has denied reports it tipped Ms Lagarde for the EC post.
Germany has denied reports it tipped Ms Lagarde for the EC post. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hit back at rumours that Managing Director Christine Lagarde could be the next President of the European Commission.

In a statement, the IMF said is "focused on her work" and "intends to complete" her term at the body, which runs until 2016.**

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Germany denies tipping IMF chief Lagarde for top Europe job

The German government has issued a denial after reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted Christine Lagarde to lead the European Commission.