IMF Executive Board will meet in 'coming weeks' on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says 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 Thursday that IMF officials have held recent conversation with Venezuelan officials about the issue, but refused to say whether any deadline have been given to Caracas to come up with the data.

IMF issued a declaration of censure against Venezuela in May and said then its Executive Board would meet six months later to assess progress.

Venezuela's Central Bank hasn't published official economic figures since 2004.