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Italy and the IMF
Updated April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014 -- New Transcript of an IMF Press Conference on Europe
April 10, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 09, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Fiscal Monitor Report
April 08, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO)
February 27, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
October 09, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
October 09, 2013 -- Transcript of the Fiscal Monitor Press Conference
September 27, 2013 -- Italy, Transcript of a Conference Call on the release of the Staff Reports of the 2013 Article IV Consultation and Financial System Stability Assessment
September 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
June 20, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
April 20, 2013 -- Transcript of the Development Committee Press Briefing
April 17, 2013 -- Transcript of the Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a WEO Conference
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Fiscal Monitor
March 28, 2013 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department,International Monetary Fund
March 14, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
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 23, 2013 -- Transcript of World Economic Outlook Update
December 27, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on France’s 2012 Article IV Consultation and Financial System Stability Assessment
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 01, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations, International Monetary Fund
October 09, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Fiscal Monitor
October 09, 2012 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
September 28, 2012 -- Transcript of WEO Analytical Chapters Press Conference
September 13, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
July 26, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
July 16, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Updates of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monetary
July 10, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the 2012 Article IV Consultation with Italy
May 17, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 21, 2012 -- Transcript of the Euro Crisis Seminar, April, 20, 2012
April 18, 2012 -- Transcript of the Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 17, 2012 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 17, 2012 -- Transcript of the Fiscal Monitor Press Conference
March 22, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
March 08, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 23, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 09, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 24, 2012 -- Transcript of the Updates to the World Economic Outlook/Global Stability Report/Fiscal Monitor Press Briefing
January 12, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 15, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 01, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Acting Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 12, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Christine Lagarde
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 Press Conference on Europe, Antonio Borges, head of the IMF European Department
September 23, 2011 -- Transcript of Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the Press Briefing on the Fiscal Monitor
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Press Briefing
July 20, 2011 -- Conference Call on the IMF’s 2011 Article VI Consultations with the Euro area with Luc Everaert, Assistant Director and Division Chief for Euro Area Policies, European Department, Aasim Husain, Senior Adviser, Strategy and Review Department, Charles Enoch, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and Olga Stankova, Senior External Relations Officer, External Relations Department
July 12, 2011 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Germany with Juha Kahkonen, Deputy Director of the IMF’s European Department and Conny Lotze, Deputy Chief of Media Relations
April 15, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with IMF European Department Director Antonio Borges
April 13, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report
April 12, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Fiscal Monitor
April 11, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook
March 31, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Economic Outlook for Europe
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
April 16, 2010 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
October 03, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the October 2009 Regional Economic Outlook for Europe
February 13, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 05, 2009 -- Transcript of a Background Briefing by Senior Officials on the International Monetary Fund's Group of 20 Surveillance Note
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
January 15, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
November 06, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook Update by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Outlook Studies Division, IMF
October 08, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, with Charles Collyns, Deputy Director; and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division
May 08, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department
April 24, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Tomasso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian Finance Minister and Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, and Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations
April 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, on the Spring 2008 World Economic Outlook
February 21, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 29, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Jaime Caruana, Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
January 24, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 10, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 20, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Minister of Finance of Italy and Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato, IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and IMF External Relations Director Masood Ahmed
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
July 26, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
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
May 10, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed
April 18, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook and Issues in Europe, by Michael Deppler, Director, IMF European Department
April 11, 2007 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
March 15, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with David Hawley, Senior Advisor in the External Relations Department, IMF
March 01, 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
February 01, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 16, 2007 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director, Rodrigo de Rato
November 15, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- Handbook on Fiscal Federalism
November 03, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 19, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Assistant Director, External Relations Department
October 05, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
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
September 14, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook Report
June 01, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
May 18, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 20, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato and First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger with Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations, IMF
April 19, 2006 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Briefing, IMF
January 12, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 04, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum--Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board
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 21, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook, International Monetary Fund
September 13, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
June 07, 2005 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Euro Area Policies by Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, IMF
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
March 24, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Should Europe Embrace 'Cowboy Capitalism' Or Go Its Own Way?
February 02, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of the External Relations Department
December 16, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 20, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
August 03, 2004 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on Euro Area Policies with Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, IMF
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
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
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
November 13, 2003 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Italy
November 13, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Who Will Pay The Bill?
October 23, 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 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
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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.
January 10, 2002 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum - The Euro: Ready or Not
November 20, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Briefing on the Staff Report of the Article IV Consultations with Italy, by Maxwell Watson, Senior Advisor, European I and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Division Chief, Southern European Division 1, IMF
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
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.
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.
December 21, 1998 -- Press Conference by Michael Mussa on the Interim Assessment of the World Economic Outlook and International Capital Markets
Transcript of a press conference on the Interim Assessment of the World Economic Outlook and International Capital Markets.
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 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.
October 03, 1996 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
I can be very brief. I must apologize, first, for a very dull Annual Meeting. We had only very good news; so this was probably no news, and your life was not that exciting. Nevertheless, I hope you will find a few questions still of interest for you.