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UPDATE 1-IMF chief postpones this week's India visit

MUMBAI, May 10 (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has postponed a planned visit to India this week, an IMF spokesperson in New Delhi said on Monday. The IMF said only that the change had been forced on Strauss-Kahn due to unexpected events, but the news came just after the European Union and IMF carved out an emergency rescue package of up to 750 billion euros ($1 trillion) to keep Greece's debt crisis from spreading through the euro zone. Strauss-Kahn will set a new date as soon as possible, the spokesperson said. He had been scheduled to discuss global and regional economic conditions, give a speech and participate in a round-table discussion with Indian policymakers during the two-day visit. India along with other leading emerging powers have been urging swift reform of international financial institutions to give developing countries a greater voice. (Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Surojit Gupta) ((tony.munroe@thomsonreuters.com; +91 22 6636 9257; Reuters Messaging: tony.munroe.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: IMF INDIA/ (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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