IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaking at the Tokyo meetings prodded the world's rich countries for swifter action as Europe's debt crisis drags on while the United States and Japan show .scant progress handling their budget deficits.

Here Ms Lagarde stated what outcome she would like to see

She was then asked where the IMF should see action, to which she replied

The IMF itself is struggling to muster the sort of decisive action that Lagarde wants to see from world leaders. Its 188 member countries meet on Friday and Saturday alongside the G8 members , and are expected to fall short of a goal to implement voting reforms, that would give large emerging economies a greater say and elevate China to the No. 3 spot in IMF power.

Written and presented by Ann salter