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April 12, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Asia Pacific Regional Outlook
April 12, 2014 -- New Transcript of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Press Briefing
April 10, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 10, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
April 09, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Fiscal Monitor Report
January 21, 2014 -- Transcript: World Economic Outlook Update Conference Call
October 09, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
October 09, 2013 -- Transcript of the Fiscal Monitor Press Conference
October 08, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing - World Economic Outlook
August 05, 2013 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Japan – 2013 Article IV Consultation
August 01, 2013 -- Transcript Of A Conference Call On The Publication Of The 2013 Pilot External Sector Report And Spillover Report
August 01, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Roundtable with IMF Managing Director
July 09, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Release of World Economic Outlook Update
June 14, 2013 -- Transcript of IMF Press Conference at the Conclusion of the 2013 Article IV Consultation Discussion with Japan
April 20, 2013 -- Transcript of an IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook Press Briefing
April 18, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of the Managing Director
April 18, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by G-24 Ministers
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a WEO Conference
April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Fiscal Monitor
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
April 09, 2013 -- Transcript of WEO Analytical Chapters Press Conference
February 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, at the Conclusion of the Group of 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting; February 16, 2013; Moscow, Russia
January 23, 2013 -- Transcript of World Economic Outlook Update
January 17, 2013 -- Transcript of Managing Director's New Year Press Briefing
October 14, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report
October 13, 2012 -- Transcript of the International Financial and Monetary Committee (IMFC) Press Conference
October 12, 2012 -- Transcript of an APD Regional Press Briefing
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Civil Society Organizations Town Hall with IMF MD and World Bank President
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 25, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
September 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Staff Discussion Note: Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulation
August 02, 2012 -- Transcript of Conference Call on 2012 Spillover Report
July 30, 2012 -- Transcript of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Keio University
July 06, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
April 21, 2012 -- Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook
April 19, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton
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 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
January 30, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook For Asian Countries
January 24, 2012 -- Transcript of the Updates to the World Economic Outlook/Global Stability Report/Fiscal Monitor Press Briefing
November 12, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Christine Lagarde
November 03, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations, International Monetary Fund
October 14, 2011 -- Transcript of "Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery"
September 24, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Press Briefing
July 19, 2011 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 Article IV Consultation with Japan
June 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monitor Updates
June 08, 2011 -- Transcript of the IMF Press Conference on the Article IV Consultation Mission to Japan
May 19, 2011 -- 10th Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture (Transcript), “Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead”, Peterson Institute for International Economics, John Lipsky - Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
April 28, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Spring 2011 Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook
April 16, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
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
April 07, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytical Chapters 3 and 4 of the World Economic Outlook
March 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 27, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the 2011 Fiscal Monitor Update
November 04, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Launch of the November 2010 Fiscal Monitor, by Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
October 27, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and the Pacific
October 23, 2010 -- Transcript: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and First Deputy Managing Director John Lipksy at the conclusion of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in Gyeongju, Korea
October 12, 2010 -- Transcript of the Civil Society Organizations Townhall Meeting
October 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacific
September 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations, International Monetary Fund
September 07, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Release of IMF Staff Position Notes on Fiscal Matters
July 08, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates with Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, and José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacificb by Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department with Masahiko Takeda, Deputy Director, and Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director
April 13, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Expansion of The IMF's New Arrangements to Borrow
January 26, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Updates of the International Monetary Fund's Global Financial Stability Report and World Economic Outlook
October 04, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacific with Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department
July 21, 2009 -- Transcript of a Media Conference Call on Proposed SDR Allocation
April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook
March 24, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky on Steps to Reform IMF Financing Facilities with Reza Moghadam, Director of the Strategy Policy and Review Department, Caroline Atkinson, Director of the External Relations Department, and Lorenzo Giorgianni of the Strategy, Policy and Review 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
February 03, 2009 -- Transcript of a Briefing of Asia Press by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with Anoop Singh, Director of the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department, and Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
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
November 13, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department
October 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Panel Discussion on the Role and Governance of the IMF: Further Reflections on Reform - The Per Jacobsson Foundation
July 29, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call On the 2008 Article IV Consultation with Japan
May 08, 2008 -- Transcript of an Address at the Council on Foreign Relations, by First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky
April 14, 2008 -- Transcript of the Development Committee Press Briefing by Agustín Carstens, Chairman, Development Committee; Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group; and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
March 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
February 07, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 31, 2008 -- Transcript of a Joint Seminar by the IMF and the Brookings Institution on "Global Downturn? The World Economy in 2008"
November 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Book Forum: "One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economy Growth"
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 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
September 19, 2007 -- Transcript of IMF Seminar -- The Risk of a U.S. Hard Landing and Implications for the Global Economy and Financial Markets
August 06, 2007 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on Japan's 2007 Article IV Consultation Public Information Notice, Staff Report, and Selected Issues paper with Daniel Citrin, Deputy Director in the Asia and Pacific Department and Mission Chief for Japan; and Alessandro Zanello, Division Chief in the Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
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
April 13, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook, David Burton, Director, IMF Asia and Pacific 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
April 11, 2007 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
January 16, 2007 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director, Rodrigo de Rato
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.
September 16, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook
September 14, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook Report
August 31, 2006 -- Transcript of Press Conference by the IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato, Press Briefing for Asia and Pacific Press
August 03, 2006 -- Transcript of an Address to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
To the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan
August 03, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department
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
April 11, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
March 29, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- Is Globalization Here to Stay?
March 09, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
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 04, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum--Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board
September 21, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook, International Monetary Fund
September 15, 2005 -- 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
September 14, 2005 -- World Economic Outlook Conference Call Transcript
August 24, 2005 -- Transcript of Video/Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato, Washington, D.C. and Singapore
April 13, 2005 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, April 13, 2005
April 08, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum--The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
October 20, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 19, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum, China In The Global Economy: Prospects and Challenges
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 29, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, September 29, 2004
June 22, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
May 11, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum - Can Central Banks be Outsourced? Issues in Money & Sovereignty
April 24, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference following the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
April 21, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 14, 2004 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the April 2004 World Economic Outlook Analytic Chapters
February 25, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
January 07, 2004 -- Transcript of a Tele-Conference Press Briefing on U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability, an IMF Occasional Paper
Transcript of an IMF Occasional Paper presenting an overview of recent U.S. fiscal developments and discussing the principal macroeconomic implications from a long-term and multilateral perspective. The analysis is principally drawn from Article IV consultation reports with the United States, including the report that was published in August 2003, as well as background material that was issued for the 2002 consultation.
November 13, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Who Will Pay The Bill?
November 07, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Capital Flow Cycles: Old and New Challenges
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
June 06, 2003 -- Transcript of Press Briefing by Managing Director Horst Köhler at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
May 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Should We Be Worried About 'Deflation'?
April 09, 2003 -- Transcript of the April 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
March 27, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report, Frankfurt, Germany
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
September 29, 2002 -- Transcript of the Annual Meetings Closing Press Conference, by Ahmed Macki, Chairman of the 2002 Meetings, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler and World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn
September 28, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Following the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting by Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, and IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler
We meet here in Washington at a testing time for the world economy, with 20 countries accounting for half the world's output having been at some point in the last year or this year in recession, and the committee as it met today recognized that in part reflecting the determined international response, there are continuing indications that the recovery is proceeding, although at a slower pace than earlier this year.
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 19, 2002 -- Transcript of a Briefing by Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund at the Council of Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.
September 18, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Call on the World Economic Outlook Analytic Chapters By Kenneth Rogoff, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, David J. Robinson, Deputy Director of the Research Department and Tamim Bayoumi, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division
I think that the clear message is that there are substantial costs to the global economy of maintaining agricultural protection at really astonishingly high levels.
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.
June 12, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
The report is trying to blend quarterly developments on the one hand with structural features that could potentially impact the stability of the financial system.
May 02, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Foreign Direct Investment in China: What Do We Need To Know?
What have been the driving forces behind these flows? How have they contributed to the performance of the Chinese economy? And what is the outlook for the period ahead, both in terms of further liberalization and the implications particularly regarding the convertibility of the renminbi exchange rate?
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 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
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 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.
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.
November 15, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Briefing with Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
Welcome to the pre-IMFC press conference.
September 27, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF
To explain why we're doing this, normally we have an Annual Meeting, and our World Economic Outlook press briefing typically takes place just prior to the Annual Meetings, which draws journalists from 30 odd countries. Because we have no Annual Meetings this coming weekend, we decided to come to London and provide you with an opportunity to ask some additional questions basis the latest World Economic Outlook.
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 24, 2001 -- Transcript of a Briefing with Journalists By Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Based on now, which is to say, no more negative surprises and so on, it's very hard to see very much medium-term macroeconomic impact after the initial bout of whatever has happened as a result of September 11th happens.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
September 11, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the IMF's Annual International Capital Markets Report
Good morning and welcome to this briefing on the IMF's latest report on international capital markets.
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.
April 04, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Stanley Fischer, IMF Acting Managing Director
I wanted to talk about the agenda for what will be the first meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which we are going to call the IMFC, which takes place here on Sunday, April the 16th.
February 08, 2000 -- Transcript of IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus' Farewell Press Conference
My only purpose this morning is to bid farewell to all of you and to tell you my thanks for your attitude toward the Fund, and myself, during my long stay here.
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 30, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Given at the conclusion of the 1999 Annual Meetings
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.
September 17, 1999 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- The US Economy: Where Will it Go From Here
This International Monetary Fund forum discusses what is going on in the U.S. economy.
September 09, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 1999 Annual Report of the IMF
The Annual Report is a report on our work program, and that consisted mainly, as it always does, of surveillance, lending activities, and technical assistance activities in a variety of areas to our many member countries.
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 18, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Michel Camdessus at the Japan Press Club
I can point out the remarkable way in which the Asian economies have implemented their programs of adjustment and reform with the IMF, which underpins our renewed optimism
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 27, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Chairman of the Interim Committee and IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
This briefing was held at the conclusion of the 1999 Spring Interim Committee Meeting.
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.
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.
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.
October 29, 1998 -- Press Briefing by Video Conference on Southern Africa by First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer
I'm looking forward to discussing your questions about the economy of Southern Africa and about the work and the views of the IMF. I'd like to touch on what happened in the Fifty-Third Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank that finished precisely three weeks ago.
October 15, 1998 -- Press Briefing by Teleconference with Hong Kong SAR and Singapore by First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer
We finished the Annual Meetings at the end of last week, and the focus there was on two things. The first was the new international economic, financial architecture, the other part was about the question of how to deal with the current crisis before there's time to make a lot of change in the architecture.
October 08, 1998 -- Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Transcript of a press conference held at the close of the 1998 Annual Meetings
October 04, 1998 -- Transcript: Joint Press Conference of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Michel Camdessus
I would like to welcome you to the press conference of the Chairman of the Interim Committee, the Minister of the Treasury of Italy, Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who is the new Chairman of the Interim Committee, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Michel Camdessus.
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 21, 1998 -- Press Conference on The 1998 International Capital Markets Report
Welcome to this briefing on the IMF staff's 1998 International Capital Markets 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.
July 13, 1998 -- Press Briefing on Russia - - Stanley Fischer
Part 1 of a press briefing on Russia given by Stanley Fischer and IMF Treasurer David Williams. Part 2 is available at www.imf.org/external/np/tr/1998/tr980713a.htm
May 04, 1998 -- IMF Press Briefing on First Review of Indonesia's Economic Program
Welcome to this briefing by Mr. Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF on the completion this afternoon by the IMF's Executive Board of the first review under the standby arrangement for Indonesia.
April 16, 1998 -- Press Conference of Philippe Maystadt, Chairman of the Interim Committee and IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
As you know, the Interim Committee has focused its work on the strengthening that could be brought to the architecture of the international monetary system, and as usual we also had a discussion on the issues raised in the World Economic Outlook, with a special emphasis on the situation of the countries at the center of the crisis.
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.
April 08, 1998 -- Transcript of Press Conference by Stanley Fischer
This press conference is going to be a bit of a struggle, I'm sure, since you're going to want to know all about Indonesia, and I want to talk also about other things.
December 19, 1997 -- Press Conference of Michael Mussa, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department
I'd like to welcome you to the press conference of Mr. Michael Mussa, Economic Counselor and Director of Research of the International Monetary Fund, who will present the IMF staff's Interim Assessment of the World Economic Outlook.
December 18, 1997 -- Press Conference of Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
But there are a few items on which I owe you a few explanations. One is the important initiative of Japan yesterday in the fiscal and banking areas--an initiative we do welcome here. Second, in the Fund these last few days, we have been quite busy with the adoption of a new instrument for the IMF to be even more effective in addressing what we call here the crisis of the 21st Century. But as the 21st Century has started 2 years ago or 3 years ago in Mexico, we will immediately utilize this instrument for the continuation of our program in Korea.
December 05, 1997 -- Press Conference of Stanley Fischer
A briefing by Mr. Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director on the stand-by arrangement for Korea which the Executive Board of the Fund approved last evening.
April 28, 1997 -- Press Conference by Interim Committee Chairman and IMF Managing Director
Joint press conference of the Chairman of the Interim Committee, Mr. Philippe Maystadt, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Foreign Trade of Belgium, and Mr. Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of the IMF.
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.