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France and the IMF
Updated April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014 -- New Transcript of an IMF Press Conference on Europe
February 06, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
January 21, 2014 -- Transcript: World Economic Outlook Update Conference Call
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
May 23, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a WEO Conference
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
January 28, 2013 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Mali
December 27, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on France’s 2012 Article IV Consultation and Financial System Stability Assessment
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Civil Society Organizations Town Hall with IMF MD and World Bank President
July 30, 2012 -- Transcript of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Keio University
April 22, 2012 -- Transcript of the IMF Managing Director and the African Consultative Group Press Conference
November 10, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference with Christine Lagarde
November 04, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Christine Lagarde
September 24, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers During the 2011 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Press Briefing
July 27, 2011 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 Article IV Review of France
July 21, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde following the European Summit
July 06, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde with First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and External Relations Director Caroline Atkinson
April 14, 2011 -- 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
February 20, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn following the Group of 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, Paris, France
November 12, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the Outcome of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit
October 12, 2010 -- Transcript of the Civil Society Organizations Townhall Meeting
October 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings
October 06, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook
July 30, 2010 -- Transcript of Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2010 Article IV Review of France with Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf, IMF Mission Chief to France and Erik de Vrijer, IMF Deputy Mission Chief to France
July 27, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Cancellation of Haiti's Debt and Approval of a New Three-Year Extended Credit Facility Program with Haiti, by Corinne Deléchat, IMF Mission Chief for Haiti; and Ronald Baudin, Minister of Finance of Haiti
June 17, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 21, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, with Jörg Decressin, Assistant Director, Petya Koeva Brooks, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, and Abdul Abiad, Senior Economist in the World Economic Studies Division
January 14, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, and Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations
October 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations, IMF
October 01, 2009 -- Transcript of the Fourth Pillar Meeting, Istanbul Convention, Center Taksim Meeting Room
July 31, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the 2009 Article IV Consultation with the Euro Area
July 31, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the 2009 Article IV Consultation with France
April 26, 2009 -- Transcript of the G24 Press Conference
April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook
November 15, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director, John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
October 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn
April 10, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by IMF's Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky, and Director of External Relations Masood Ahmed
February 21, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Article IV Consultation Report on France
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 the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook
October 20, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers
October 03, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director-designate of the International Monetary Fund, with Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, and Saleh Nsouli, Director, IMF Office in Europe
July 25, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Release of the Updates to the April 2007 World Economic Outlook and the Global Financial Stability Report, with Jaime Caruana, Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department and Charles Collyns, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF
April 18, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook and Issues in Europe, by Michael Deppler, Director, IMF European Department
April 06, 2007 -- Transcript of Plenary Session by Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane, Director, African Department, IMF, on Aid Effectiveness: What Role for Legislators in Monitoring Results? Cape Town, South Africa
November 02, 2006 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Launch of the 2006 Article IV Consultation Report for France
April 22, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
April 19, 2006 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Briefing, IMF
March 29, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- Is Globalization Here to Stay?
February 08, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth
September 25, 2005 -- Transcript of Presentations by African Ministers - 2005 Annual Meetings
September 24, 2005 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Briefing
September 23, 2005 -- Transcript of Press Conference of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), 2005 Annual Meetings, Washington, DC
September 22, 2005 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
September 21, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook, International Monetary Fund
August 03, 2005 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Michael Deppler on the Latest IMF Report on Euro Area Policies
June 07, 2005 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Euro Area Policies by Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, IMF
April 17, 2005 -- Transcript of African Finance Ministers Press Briefing
March 24, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Should Europe Embrace 'Cowboy Capitalism' Or Go Its Own Way?
October 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
August 03, 2004 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on Euro Area Policies with Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, IMF
July 02, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
June 30, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Managing Financial Risks--The Insurance Industry
April 24, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
Participants: Mr. David MWIRARIA, Minister of Finance for Kenya; Mr. ELZUBIER AHMED ELHASSAN, Minister of Finance and National Economy for Sudan; Mr. BOHOUN BOUABRE, Minister of Finance for Cote d'Ivoire; Mr. André Philippe FUTA Minister of Finance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
February 05, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum - Do Developing Countries Have a Say at the IMF?
November 13, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Who Will Pay The Bill?
September 20, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
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 16, 2003 -- Euro Zone Conference Call with Michael Deppler, Director, European I Department, IMF
October 29, 2002 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Euro Area, By Michael Deppler, Director, European I Department, IMF
The Article IV process that we're concluding this morning is with the Euro Area; that is, it covers basically the policy of the ECB and of the area wide policies of the EU, the Commission, the ECOFIN and the Eurogroup more exactly.
September 28, 2002 -- African Finance Ministers Press Briefing
This press conference is a unique opportunity for African Governors to express their views on issues of interest to them with regards to their relations with the IMF and the World Bank. This is also, indeed, an opportunity for the reporters to get first-hand information from some of the people who struggle on a daily basis with the debt burden, poverty and pandemics.
January 10, 2002 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum - The Euro: Ready or Not
November 06, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Briefing on the Euro Area's Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies , by Michael Deppler, Director, European I Department, IMF
November 05, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Alessandro Leipold, Senior Advisor in European I Department and Luc Everaert, Deputy Division Chief, European I Department
Prior to September 11 attacks, we were forecasting 2.1 percent growth for France next year, GDP growth.
December 12, 2000 -- Transcript of Economic Forum: The Information Economy: New Paradigm or Old Fashion? December 12, 2000
Recent experience in the U.S. with high growth, low unemployment, and low inflation has led a number of observers to conclude that maybe there's a new economy or a new economic paradigm in the United States.
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.
September 23, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference by Ministers of Finance on Africa’s Prospects
I am delighted to welcome all of you to this press conference today on Africa's economic prospects.
April 03, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Jacques Artus, IMF European I Department Deputy Director
What you have in front of you is composed of three separate documents. You have our own report, which is a report of the missions, staff missions which went to Europe, to Brussels and to Frankfurt, in December of 1999.
September 24, 1999 -- Transcript -- African Views on Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs), Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) and Poverty Alleviation
African Finance Ministers Press Conference held on the eve of the 1999 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank
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.
October 01, 1998 -- Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Transcript of a press conference held prior to the 1998 Annual Meetings
September 25, 1997 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
You have possibly heard or read my concluding remarks at the Annual Meeting this morning. They were quite straightforward, and I presume that in preparing or writing your own concluding papers you have put the emphasis on the four-and-a-half points I put hastily together to capture the sense of the meeting.
April 26, 1997 -- Press Briefing on the European Monetary Union
The years 1997 and 1998 are very important years for Europe. The decision will be made next spring on which countries will participate in Stage III of EMU. As the date of that decision approaches, attention has been focused on which countries are expected to satisfy the convergence criteria of the Maastricht Treaty.