Central Banking

Choose Fund head on merit - Colombia's Uribe

Jose Dario Uribe, the governor of the central bank of Colombia, says it is still too early to select a candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to succeed Rodrigo de Rato, who will leave the Fund in October.

The "general principles of the election" are more important than discussion of particular candidates, Uribe said, adding that the election must be "open, transparent and based on merit, without restrictions of nationality."

He said he would support a candidate from any mem