WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday its executive board will meet in the “coming weeks” to discuss the failure of the Venezuelan government to provide updated figures on its troubled economy.
Spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters that IMF officials have held recent conversation with Venezuelan officials about the issue, but refused to say whether any deadline had been given to Caracas to come up with the data.
Economist Asdrubal Oliveros of the Caracas-based firm Econalitica tweeted last week that IMF gave Venezuelan Central Bank until November 30.
“I will not confirm the deadline but I will confirm the discussions,” Rice said during his biweekly press conference. “I don’t have a specific date to announce for the board, but we would expect that to happen in the coming weeks for the board to meet.”