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Updated April 12, 2014

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April 12, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department
March 13, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
January 23, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
December 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
November 07, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
October 25, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, Communications Department,International Monetary Fund
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing of Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook Update
September 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
August 01, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Roundtable with IMF Managing Director
July 25, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
May 23, 2013 -- Transcript of the Conference Call with the Press on the Release of the IMF Paper on Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Recent Developments and Implications for the Fund's Legal and Policy Framework
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a IMF Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a WEO Conference
February 28, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 31, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 17, 2013 -- Transcript of Managing Director's New Year Press Briefing
December 13, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations, International Monetary Fund
November 29, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 16, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Bill Murray, Deputy Spokesman, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 04, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
September 13, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
June 28, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 20, 2012 -- Transcript of the G-20 and IMFC Joint Press Briefing
April 17, 2012 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 10, 2012 -- Transcript of the WEO Analytical Chapters Press Briefing
January 12, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
June 09, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 15, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund
April 11, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook
January 20, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 17, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department International Monetary Fund
December 02, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 18, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 08, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing of IMF Western Hemisphere Department
October 07, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky, and External Relations Director Caroline Atkinson
September 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of the IMF's External Relations Department
June 17, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Western Hemisphere Economic Outlook
April 22, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and External Relations Department Director Caroline Atkinson
February 04, 2010 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 17, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations, IMF
October 02, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and External Relations Director Caroline Atkinson
October 01, 2009 -- Transcript of Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook by Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department
February 26, 2009 -- Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, with Reza Moghadam, Director of the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, and Andrew Tweedie, Director of the Finance Department
December 04, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department
October 10, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Recent Developments in Latin America by Anoop Singh, Director of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department
September 18, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
September 04, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Regional Outlook for the Western Hemisphere by Anoop Singh, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department
February 21, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 13, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 08, 2007 -- Transcript of a press briefing with Mr. Anoop Singh, Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department on the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere
November 02, 2007 -- Transcript of Managing Director Press Breakfast
With IMF Managing Director Dominque Strauss-Kahn, Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and External Relations Department Director Masood Ahmed
October 20, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on update on Economic Developments in Latin America
October 19, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty Four (G24) on International Monetary Affairs and Development
October 18, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, and Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations
October 17, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, on the World Economic Outlook's Global Forecast Chapters
October 15, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
October 04, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
June 01, 2007 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: New Perspectives on Financial Globalization
April 13, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere Department
April 12, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, and Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations, IMF
March 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 15, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 13, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization
This transcript was put together from an interview with the authors on August 9, 2006 and subsequent e-mail exchanges with them between October 2 and 13, 2006.
October 05, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 17, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, Chairman of the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee, and Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF, with Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF's External Relations Department
September 16, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Economic Update
September 16, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the Chair of the Group of 24 Ministers
September 15, 2006 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
September 15, 2006 -- Transcript of Civil Society Organizations Town Hall Meeting with IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato, and World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz
May 23, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Pragmatisn: Latin America's New 'Ism'?
April 21, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Western Hemisphere Region, IMF, with Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department
January 26, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
Mr. Masood Ahmed has been appointed by the Managing Director to succeed me as Director of External Relations. Masood will assume the position on May the 1st, and the Managing Director has asked me and I have agreed to stay on until that point.
January 12, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 14, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
December 01, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 16, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 27, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
October 12, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
September 24, 2005 -- Transcript of the Press Conference on the 2005 Annual Meeting of the IMFC with Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the IMFC, and Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF
Press Conference on the 2005 Annual Meeting of the IMFC with Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the IMFC, and Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
September 23, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Latin America and the Caribbean
September 22, 2005 -- Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger and Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations
Now let me address the agenda of this weekend. The International Monetary and Financial Committee will focus on three main topics: the World Economic Outlook, the strategic direction of the IMF, and the Fund's support for low-income countries.
September 19, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director on the IMF's Medium-Term Strategy
August 25, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
August 03, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
July 21, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
June 23, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
May 26, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 12, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 27, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 15, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Latin America by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department and others
Caroline Atkinson, Charles Collyns and Jose Fajgenbaum, Deputy Directors, Western Hemisphere Department, and Markus Rodlauer and Christopher Towe, Senior Advisors, Western Hemisphere Department als participated.
April 14, 2005 -- Transcript of Press Conference by Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger and External Relations Director Thomas C. Dawson, IMF
April 13, 2005 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, April 13, 2005
April 08, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 24, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 03, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 16, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 08, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, and Charles Collyns, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
On Stabilization and Reform in Latin America: A Macroeconomic Perspective on the Experience Since the Early 1990s
February 02, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of the External Relations Department
January 13, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 16, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 02, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 10, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 05, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Contractionary Currency Crashes in Developing Countries --The Mundell-Fleming Lecture, IMF Annual Research Conference
October 20, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 02, 2004 -- Press Conference by Gordon Brown, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee, and Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF, with Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relation Department of the IMF
Washington, D.C.
October 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Latin America, By Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger and External Relations Director Thomas C. Dawson
Press Conference before the 2004 Annual Meetings
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
September 29, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, September 29, 2004
September 23, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report by Gerd Häusler, Counsellor and Director, International Capital Markets Department, and Hung Tran, Deputy Director, International Capital Markets Department, IMF
August 26, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
July 29, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 02, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
July 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 18, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 09, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
June 08, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum, Does the IMF always prescribe fiscal austerity? Are targets too tight?
May 27, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 13, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 11, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director Designate, IMF
Washington, D.C.
May 11, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum - Can Central Banks be Outsourced? Issues in Money & Sovereignty
April 29, 2004 -- Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations, IMF
April 23, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Latin America By Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
April 22, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Ahead of the 2004 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund's International Monetary and Financial Committee, with Acting Managing Director Anne O. Krueger and External Relations Director, Thomas C. Dawson
April 21, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
March 25, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 10, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 04, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
March 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference, Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF, Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department and Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
February 26, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 12, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 28, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 18, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 11, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Russia Rebounds
November 07, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Capital Flow Cycles: Old and New Challenges
November 06, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 09, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 20, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Latin America by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
September 19, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Managing Director Horst Köhler with First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger and External Relations Director Thomas C. Dawson
Dubai International Convention Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 18, 2003 -- Transcript of the September 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
September 12, 2003 -- Transcript of Managing Director Horst Köhler's Briefing with the Press
September 11, 2003 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the World Economic Outlook with Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
September 10, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson Director, External Relations, IMF
I suspect that people are interested in the status of negotiations with Argentina, so I thought perhaps I might quickly give a summary of where we are.
August 21, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 31, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 17, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 26, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 12, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 22, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 08, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
I do not have any formal statements to make today. So let me turn to questions.
April 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Does IMF Fiscal Policy Advice End Up Hurting The Poor?
April 22, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 09, 2003 -- Transcript of the April 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 03, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 20, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 09, 2003 -- Transcript of Remarks by the Managing Director, Mr. Horst Köhler, at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank, and Question and Answer Session with Parliamentarians, Athens, March 9, 2003
March 04, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings.
February 13, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings.
January 31, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Good morning, everyone. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings. As is standard, the briefing will be embargoed until approximately 15 minutes after conclusion, and we'll set a precise time at that point.
January 31, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: The 'Links' that Bind
January 22, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: A New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: An IMF Proposal
January 16, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
This is another of our regular press briefings. Before I take questions, I would like to flag a couple of events that are on the home page of our external website: the Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism Conference on January 22nd and the Global Linkages Conference on January 30th and 31st. Both will be held here at Fund headquarters.
December 19, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
We are having discussions with the Argentine authorities on a number of issues, and this is not a headline issue of the sort that perhaps it got over the weekend.
December 05, 2002 -- Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
As you know, Managing Director Horst Köhler will be departing this evening for Brasilia for meetings with the current and future leadership of the nation.
November 19, 2002 -- Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
This is the last briefing that we expect for this month. We scheduled it today because I will be accompanying First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger to the Group of 20 meeting at the end of the week in Delhi.
November 08, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum (panel discussion at the IMF's Third Annual Research Conference): Promoting Better National Institutions: The Role of the IMF
So we have, of course, here at the IMF a very clear position that we do care about the quality and scope of institutions and that they are central to the results of economic development, growth, and very especially stability.
November 07, 2002 -- Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
We have handed out a news release which includes the latest six-month work program of the IMF's Executive Board. The Executive Board sets its work program every six months, and we have been releasing details of the program for the last couple years to give the general public a sense of what activities the Fund and, in particular, the Fund Executive Board are undertaking beyond country-specific issues.
October 24, 2002 -- Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
We are presently in very intensive and detailed discussions with the authorities. As you know, a team of senior Argentine authorities--officials led by Mr. Nielsen-- was in Washington until recently, and we have maintained close contact with them and the authorities since their return.
October 10, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 26, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler prior to the 2002 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings
The world economy faces some difficult issues and it is important that the membership meets, that we meet, civil society meets, in the cooperative spirit of our institutions to look for common solutions. We all need to play a part, governments, the private sector, civil society, these international financial institutions.
September 25, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
Ladies and gentlemen, greetings. I'm here today with my colleagues David Robinson and Tamim Bayoumi to present the latest issue of the IMF's World Economic Outlook: Prospects and Policy Issues.
September 23, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Briefing on Latin America
This has been a difficult year for many countries in Latin America. Growth is weak, on average, but with performance varying from country to country depending on individual circumstances. The region has faced external shocks, notably the rise in global risk aversion and borrowing costs, and the electoral cycle in many countries and underlying vulnerabilities have magnified the impact on economic activity and investor uncertainty.
September 17, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Annual Report, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director and Michael G. Kuhn, Deputy Treasurer, IMF
Good morning and welcome to this briefing on the IMF's 2002 Annual Report, which covers the financial year that ended April 30.
September 12, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Good morning, everyone. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings.
August 29, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
This is another of our regular press briefings, although it is our first briefing since August 1st. We'll be moving back to a two-week schedule at this point now that the Executive Board recess has ended.
August 02, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
I expect this will be my last briefing prior to the Board recess, which goes from August 12th to 26th. I suspect we will have a briefing in that first week when we are back, which will be the week before Labor Day. But we will, of course, be staffed during the recess to respond any inquiries you may have.
July 18, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Thank you and good morning. Good morning, everyone. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings.
July 02, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 19, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 06, 2002 -- Transcript of Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
The Board of Governors approved on May 30 the resolution with respect to membership for East Timor. East Timor's membership will become effective upon the authorities' signing of the Articles of Agreement, which is expected in the next month or so.
May 16, 2002 -- Transcript of Press Briefing, By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 30, 2002 -- Transcript of Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
We are encouraged that the 14-point plan signed by the President and provincial governors last weeks demonstrated broad political support for our comprehensive approach to dealing with Argentina's difficult economic situation.
April 20, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Following the IMFC Meeting by IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler and Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman, IMFC
April 19, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with G-24 Ministers
April 18, 2002 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, IMF
April 17, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler at the National Press Club
April 12, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 10, 2002 -- Introductory Remarks on the Role of the IMF Mission in Argentina by Anoop Singh, Director for Special Operations, IMF
April 01, 2002 -- Transcript of a Teleconference on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism with Washington-based Journalists and First Deputy Managing Director, Anne Krueger
I believe you all have a copy of the speech I'm giving tonight. What we are trying to do in that speech is to explain how our thinking on sovereign debt restructuring has progressed since I first spoke on the subject last November.
March 28, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
March 21, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Russia, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
The purpose of my trip really was to be my introduction in my official capacity to learn more about Russia and to find out how circumstances are here, to get an exchange of views on macroeconomic policy with people, economists, and government officials here.
March 14, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report, Washington DC, IMF
March 13, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
This as one of our regular briefings where questions can be on whatever subjects you believe are of interest and of relevance to the Fund.
February 28, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Good morning, everyone. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and welcome to another of our regular press briefings.
February 13, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 31, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
I can also confirm, since we have had some inquiries, that the Managing Director, as is customary, will attend the G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting in Ottawa at the end of next week.
January 25, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing (Luncheon) on Japan by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
January 17, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
First of all, as you are probably aware, the Fund and the World Bank have been conducting a conference this week on the poverty reduction strategy of both institutions.
January 11, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing (Teleconference) on Argentina by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
I think we do appreciate the extremely difficult social situation, and know that it's a very hard context in which the new team has to form new economic policy.
December 20, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 19, 2001 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: IMF Conditionality: How Much is Enough?
December 18, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the interim World Economic Outlook
I'm only going to give a few brief opening remarks, and I'm going to show a few slides. Normally we publish a World Economic Outlook only twice a year, but in times where there's been very rapid change in economic events or turmoil in the global economy, we come out with an interim WEO. We felt the recent situation certainly qualified, and we have written what you have before you.
December 13, 2001 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Transparency at the International Monetary Fund: The Road Ahead
Our Executive Board is scheduled to review, this coming March, our transparency policies. This forum should help us collect public input to help the review.
December 06, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 15, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Briefing with Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
Welcome to the pre-IMFC press conference.
November 01, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Now, before we get to questions, I suspect a number of you may be interested in the preparations and arrangements for the IMFC meetings in Ottawa in a couple of weeks. We expect the Canadian authorities to post on the G-20 website the press accreditation material for the meetings on Monday, November 5th, and the Fund and the Bank will jointly post a press advisory alongside them. If you have any questions, I would ask that you follow up with Media Relations Division later on.
November 01, 2001 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Anticipating Crises: Model Behavior or Stampeding Herds
Predicting crises through early warning systems is something that is intellectually challenging, to put it mildly.
October 17, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
. I think it should not be any particular news that we have been looking and are looking at having an IMFC meeting as soon as it can be arranged, and I think they are on the right track, even though they don't seem to have too many specifics.
September 26, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF
September 19, 2001 -- Transcript of a Briefing with Journalists By Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
I sense here a strong feeling in this institution that even more after this attack, there is a need for cooperation, international cooperation, and we do think that in this institution we have a lot of common ground for this cooperation.
September 07, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
This year's meetings are fast approaching. We've taken steps to consolidate the meetings. These steps were driven by concern about the safety of the people attending the meeting, the safety of the local community, and while we fully understand the long tradition of peaceful demonstrations in the nation's capital and elsewhere, we do urge people, who intend to exercise their right to protest, to also understand that there are valid security concerns.
August 30, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
We're planning the WEO press conference for 9:00 a.m. on the 26th and embargoing everything for release until 11 o'clock on that day. This and other details of Annual Meeting arrangements, press events, will be posted on the external website within the next week.
August 17, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Press registration for the 56th Annual Meetings opened 10 days ago. We had a record first week sign-up. And the deadline for journalists is Friday, September 21st.
July 25, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
The Executive Board is scheduled to go into its annual recess from August 6th through August 17th, so this will be my last briefing before the Board recess.
July 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
July 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Journalists by Stanley Fischer First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
I wanted to talk about the Turkish program, following the board meeting yesterday at which it was decided to disburse $1.5 billion, the next tranche of the Turkish loan, and the same day that The World Bank decided to disburse $1.7 billion under their loan, which obviously is a renewed expression of support by the international community for the Turkish program.
July 12, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 2001 International Capital Markets Report
This report examines and assesses the risks in capital markets in both the mature and emerging markets in the period through May 2001. In addition, the report focuses on two issues of ongoing systemic importance, the changing structure of major government securities markets and financial consolidation in emerging markets.
June 22, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
June 08, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
May 23, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
In terms of Secretary O'Neill's testimony yesterday, we certainly read it with interest, and I think on the comments he made regarding the Bank, we certainly understand his views and think that we are basically on the same track.
May 10, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
I'd like to first mention that the IMF Research Department's latest quarterly report on emerging market financing will be released at 10:30 this morning. It covers the first quarter of the year. The report takes into account the impact of recent official rate moves by the Fed.
May 08, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Conference by Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF
I, as you know, announced to the staff and the Board today what I had told the Managing Director a few weeks ago, that I plan to leave the Fund later this year probably, but once a smooth transition to my successor has been arranged.
April 29, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Following The International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting Sunday, April 29, 2001
There was a general recognition of our shared interests as a global community. We recognized that we should not retreat from cooperation but indeed should strengthen it, and we found a shared approach in the decisions and the recommendations we made.
April 29, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference After the Joint Meeting of The International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF and the Development Committee of the World Bank, April 29, 2001
Ladies and gentlemen, we met for an hour and 45 minutes in a joint meeting of the IMFC and the Development Committee. Apart from Gordon Brown and myself, 22 speakers took part in the discussions. At the end, we adopted a communique that is available to you.
April 27, 2001 -- Transcript - Press Conference By IMF Managing Director, Horst Köhler, Prior To The IMFC Meeting
The world economy is going through a very difficult phase, and policymakers representing our 183 member countries are coming here to discuss what needs to be done to give renewed momentum to global growth.
April 26, 2001 -- Transcript -- Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook
In my remarks this morning, I will comment briefly on the global economic outlook and key policy issues for the main industrial countries, then turn to David Robinson and Tam Bayoumi for some brief remarks on the rest of the policy and analytical content of the present WEO.
April 10, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
Contrary to some inquiries we received from some Washington television stations yesterday, this has not been convened to talk about the Spring Meetings. But as always, questions are not limited.
March 28, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
Welcome to another one of our regular press briefings
March 12, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director,External Relations Department
No real announcements. On Friday, March 16th, we'll open press registration for the Spring Meetings. The forms, registration forms, and information about the Meetings are on the Fund and World Bank websites
December 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas Dawson, Chief, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
It's a somewhat busy time right now with the effort to complete, in particular, HIPC country cases. We've got several other country cases of some prominence and some end-of-the-year rush going on, but I think by and large we are on track.
December 01, 2000 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, December 1, 2000
I presume you all have seen the press release that we put out last evening on Turkey, and I think that's the release I wish to draw to your attention.
November 17, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
Discussions are continuing on a fiscal pact between the Argentine Government and provincial governors. A Fund mission will go to Buenos Aires when agreement is reached. As the Managing Director indicated in his statement last Friday, the IMF stands ready to support a program which, based on our judgment, should promote market confidence and a return to growth.
November 08, 2000 -- Transcript of Economic Forum -- One World, One Currency: Destination or Delusion? November 8, 2000
The title of this panel harks back to a publication of the European Union or the Commission, a report which was, if my memory serves, called One Market, One Money. And in fact it is the creation of that one money in Europe, the euro, that makes today's topic particularly relevant.
October 31, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Thomas Dawson, Director External Relations Department, IMF
Welcome, again, to one of our regular press briefings.
September 28, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the IMF, Mr. James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, and Mr. Trevor Manuel, Finance Minister of South Africa
It is traditional that the press conference be held at about this time on the Thursday of the Annual Meetings each year to conclude and to share the observations of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the President of the World Bank Group.
September 19, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the IMF's World Economic Outlook
The world economy in the first year of the new millennium is enjoying the strongest growth in more than a decade and, despite recent increases in oil prices that have kicked up headline inflation rates in industrial countries, on the whole inflation in the world economy remains very well contained.
August 29, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
I think a number of you know that we regularly publish certain reports before the Annual Meetings, and I’d like just to run through the schedule on two of them.
June 13, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
There will be a number of events, meetings and so on, that the Fund management and staff will be having in anticipation and in the run-up to the Annual Meetings, particularly what I think I would describe as outreach, both with nongovernmental organizations and civil society, but also with media events in the three months prior, running up to the meetings.
May 25, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler
I thought I should meet with you, not in a very prepared manner or with a statement, but really reporting a bit out from the workshop of the IMF. The IMF has a lot of construction sites, and I am meeting you within this process. So for three weeks now I have been in the Fund.
April 13, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Stanley Fischer, IMF Acting Managing Director
This is the traditional Managing Director's press briefing for the Spring Meetings.
April 13, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference on Exchange Rate Regimes in an Increasingly Integrated World Economy
The background to this study is the renewed interest in the issue of appropriated exchange rate arrangements, prompted by the currency and payments crises of the 1990s; the general increase in capital mobility and the boom-bust character that we sometimes see involving capital flows to developing countries.
April 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the April 2000 World Economic Outlook
This is the first press briefing of the 2000 Spring Meetings, which is the press briefing on the April 2000 Report on the World Economic Outlook.
January 06, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director and Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
Thanks for coming to this first regular press briefing of the new millennium. We're in a situation where prospects for most of the emerging market countries look good. The Asian recovery now looks spectacular in most countries, especially, of course, Korea. But even in Indonesia, where it took longest to achieve macroeconomic stabilization, the outlook is much brighter.
September 23, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Given on the eve of the 1999 Annual Meetings
September 22, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the October 1999 World Economic Outlook
Welcome to the press briefing on the 1999 World Economic Outlook.
July 15, 1999 -- Getting it Right: Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms - Transcript
Transcript of an Economic Forum on Financial sector liberalization.
June 24, 1999 -- Transcript of IMF Economic Forum on Dollarization: Fad or Future for Latin America
This Economic Forum was held on June 24, 1999
June 08, 1999 -- Transcript of an IMF videoconference with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Jointly organized IMF/Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) videoconference on: the most recent World Economic Outlook, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Debt Reduction Initiative known as the HIPC Initiative, and the Reform of the International Financial System, or the new architecture.
May 03, 1999 -- Transcript of a Video Conference with Hong Kong and Singapore Journalists by Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
We've just completed our spring Interim Committee meetings, and the contrast between the atmosphere this time and the atmosphere last October when we had the Annual Meetings was extraordinary.
April 26, 1999 -- IMF Press Briefing on Transparency, Standards, and CCL by Jack Boorman, Director, Policy Development and Review Department
I apologize for having to postpone the briefing on standards and transparency that was scheduled originally for last Thursday. I am glad, however, that we could find time on Mr. Boorman's schedule to be able to reschedule that for today.
April 21, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
This briefing was held prior to the Spring 1999 Interim Committee Meeting.
April 20, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Michael Mussa on the World Economic Outlook
For this year, 1999, the world growth forecast of 2.3 percent in the present WEO is little changed from that of either the interim WEO of last December, or last autumn's main WEO exercise.
April 15, 1999 -- Transcript of a Briefing by Jack Boorman on Involving the Private Sector in Forestalling and Resolving Financial Crises
The briefing covered a paper on Involving the Private Sector in Forestalling and Resolving Financial Crises, which was produced by the staff and which includes the Chairman of the Executive Board’s summing up of the Board’s discussion of it in March 1999.
February 10, 1999 -- Transcript of a video Conference of Mr. Fischer with the University of California San Diego Economic Roundtable
We are at a time when so many emerging market countries are in trouble and when one of the three largest economies in the world, Japan, is in trouble that the U.S. economy continues to do spectacularly well.
October 03, 1998 -- IMF Press Conference of Mr. J. Boorman on Strengthening the Architecture of the International Monetary System
Discussion of IMF work on the architecture of the international monetary system, the context in which the work was done, how it relates to work being done elsewhere and where the IMF is with it.
October 02, 1998 -- Transcript: Capital Account Liberalization: What's the Best Stance?
From an Economic Forum with Jagdish Bhagwati, Richard Cooper, Barry Eichengreen, Ricardo Hausmann, Michael Mussa, moderated by J. (Onno) de Beaufort Wijnholds.
October 01, 1998 -- Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Transcript of a press conference held prior to the 1998 Annual Meetings
September 30, 1998 -- Press Briefing by Michael Mussa, Economic Counselor and Director Research Department
Transcript of a press conference on the October 1998 World Economic Outlook
September 11, 1998 -- Press Briefing by IMF First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer on the 1998 IMF Annual Report
Thank you for coming. I'd like to welcome you to the press conference of the First Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Stanley Fischer, on the IMF's 1998 Annual Report.
September 04, 1998 -- Press Conference on Latin America of Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, James Wolfensohn, President World Bank, and Enrique Iglesias, President IADB
Press Conference held at the end of the regional surveillance meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of 11 countries in the Western Hemisphere. In addition to the representatives of these 11 countries, the meeting was attended by the IBRD and the Inter American Development Bank.
April 14, 1998 -- IMF Press Conference of Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
It is a great pleasure to elcome you to the opening press conference for this Interim Committee meeting by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Michel Camdessus. It is a pleasure, also, to introduce to his right Mr. Stanley Fischer, the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
April 13, 1998 -- IMF Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook
I would like to welcome you to the press conference on the World Economic Outlook being given by Mr. Michael Mussa, Economic Counselor and Director of the Research Department of the IMF.
March 10, 1998 -- IMF Seminar on Capital Account Liberalization Press Conference
As you will recall, last September, the IMF Ministerial-Level Interim Committee agreed that it was time to add a new chapter to the Bretton Woods Agreement, an amendment to the IMF's Articles to make the liberalization of capital movements one of the purposes of the Fund, and to give the IMF jurisdiction on capital movements.
September 18, 1997 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
First of all, welcome to this press conference and welcome to Hong Kong, this city which offers us so many exciting glimpses of the 21st century. This being said, we did not come here for dreaming but for working and working hard, so I will start as usual by giving you the menu of our work, in the form of the agenda of the Interim Committee.
April 24, 1997 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
As usual, I might tell you what is the agenda that we will suggest the Ministers and Governors adopt next Monday at the Interim Committee. In addition to discussing the World Economic Outlook in the morning session, Ministers will also review our progress in strengthening surveillance and our progress on the standards for dissemination of economic and financial data.
September 26, 1996 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
As on previous occasions, let me tell you what we have on the menu of the Interim Committee for next Sunday which, as you know, determines more or less the focus of the agenda of the Annual Meetings as well.