File - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a news conference in Washington on April 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)
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International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde might need to get to work perfecting her belly-dance.The normally reserved head of the global crisis lender promised in October to perform for the Congress if that would get it to endorse crucial, much-delayed reforms for the Fund. Some Republicans have said specifically they do not want to increase the influence of China and Russia in the Fund – even though the U.S. would remain the dominant IMF power after the reforms.Some experts say the Fund should press for U.S. ratification by the end of this year, while the current Congress remains in office and before the new one sits in January.
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