Q&A: Agustin Carstens, Governor, Bank of Mexico

'It is time to fight Europeans for this position'

Agustin Carstens, governor of Mexico’s central bank, is one of the two prime contenders for the International Monetary Fund’s top post, the other being French finance minister Christine Lagarde. He speaks to Karan Thapar on CNBC-TV18 regarding the candidature. Edited excerpts: Why do you feel you are the right person for the job and what indication of support have you got from the Indian government? The Fund is a great institution. It plays a catalytic role in international financial markets and has an impact on the global economy. That is very attractive for any economist. It ...