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  • Mexican central bank chief Agustin Carstens told IMF chief Christine Lagarde that Mexico, which will hold the Group of 20's chairman post next year, views efforts to help resolve the European crisis as "one of the major tasks" it intends to tackle.

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  • "If we want to have an open and unbiased process, we need to present candidates," he said. "If we don't start at some point we will never get there."

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