The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has dismissed suggestions that she is in line for a new role as President of the European Commission, the EU's executive body.
ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar is at a press conference with Ms Lagarde at the Treasury.
"I'm not a candidate" for the commission presidency job says Lagarde
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