US Treasury’s Yellen declines to take IMF chief’s calls over alleged manipulation of China’s business-climate rating

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has declined to return calls from the beleaguered head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, since a scandal broke, indicating that the Biden administration’s withholding of support for her goes beyond its public statements.Since Georgieva was accused earlier this month of improperly intervening in a World Bank report in her prior job there, she has made attempts to speak with Yellen but has failed to get through, people familiar with…


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