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Hungary to Start IMF Talks by Late January, Szijjarto Says

January 03, 2012

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Hungary is set to start official negotiations with the International Monetary Fund in mid- to late January under the original plans, Peter Szijjarto, spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to reach an agreement, we naturally strive for that,” Szijjarto said in an interview on commercial television TV2.

The recently approved central bank law is entirely in line with European standards following the included amendments, Szijjarto said.

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