People: IMF hires Vitor Gaspar; Poland deputy reappointed


IMF: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has named former Portuguese finance minister and central banker Vitor Gaspar as director of fiscal affairs.

He will replace Carlo Cottarelli, who stepped down in October to take a post with the Italian government. An official statement said Gaspar would take up the reins in "early June".

Gaspar served as the head of research at both the Bank of Portugal and the European Central Bank, before becoming the Portuguese finance minister between June 2011 and

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