IMF board to back Managing Director Georgieva – sources

FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund’s executive board will issue a statement of support for Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva after a thorough review of allegations that she pressured World Bank staff to alter data to favor China, sources familiar with the decision said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler)