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Thailand and the IMF
Updated November 24, 2014

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October 10, 2014 -- Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Department Press Briefing
April 12, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Asia Pacific Regional Outlook
April 20, 2013 -- Transcript of an IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook Press Briefing
July 12, 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
June 03, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department
January 16, 2007 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director, Rodrigo de Rato
October 05, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, 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
September 12, 2003 -- Transcript of Managing Director Horst Köhler's Briefing with the Press
April 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Does IMF Fiscal Policy Advice End Up Hurting The Poor?
March 15, 2002 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum -- New Ideas for Reducing Poverty
June 22, 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.
April 13, 2001 -- Transcript--Panel Discussion on Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction
I think a question which many people have asked out loud, or thought quietly to themselves, is: Why is the IMF doing anything about poverty? Some here have stronger views on that than others, and I'm sure that as this discussion gets going, you will figure out which is which.
April 05, 2001 -- Transcript -- Economic Forum - Governing Global Finance: The Role of Civil Society
The panel that is here today will focus their presentations on the core questions of the project, namely, to assess the benefits and drawbacks of civil society engagement with global finance to date; and to suggest steps to maximize the benefits and minimize the shortcomings of civil society involvement in global finance.
February 02, 2001 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, February 2, 2001
There will be a memorial lecture delivered at Fund Headquarters in honor of former Monetary Affairs and Exchange Relations Director, Manuel Guitián, who passed away some months ago. The Managing Director and Mr. Fischer will offer opening remarks, along with some other friends of Mr. Guitián, and then the lecture itself will be delivered by Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell.
January 17, 2001 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, January 17, 2001
We've traditionally had very good relations with our largest shareholder, and have every reason to believe that will be the case in the future, and look forward to establishing our contacts and relationship with them as they take office.
August 07, 2000 -- Transcript of a Question and Answer Session Following an Address by Horst Köhler on The IMF in a Changing World
Includes about 30 minutes of questions and answers.
September 25, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Report on Financial Sector Crisis and Restructuring: Lessons from Asia
The conclusions that are described in this paper are preliminary, because this is not over yet. So this is what we have learned so far, but over time there are more lessons to come.
September 14, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on External Review of IMF Surveillance
Today's press conference is a continuation of a process begun in the fall of 1996 when the Executive Board decided to establish a process of independent external evaluation. This report was meant to examine how the process of review of individual economies was carried out.
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.
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.
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.
January 22, 1999 -- Opening Statement by Asia and Pacific Department Director Hubert Neiss at a Press Conference on IMF Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand
It might be useful to discuss with you, face-to-face, the IMF’s role in dealing with the Asian Crisis; and, together with Mr. Moghadam, answer your questions.
January 19, 1999 -- Transcript of a video Conference of Mr. Boorman with Asian Journalists on the IMF's Review of IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand
As you know, we are releasing today this new study called "IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea and Thailand: A Preliminary Assessment."
January 19, 1999 -- IMF Press Conference of Mr. Boorman on the IMF's Review of IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand
This briefing is about the first assessment that the IMF staff has carried out on recent IMF-supported programs in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand, a document that has been made available to you.
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 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 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 -- Remarks by Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director IMF at the World Economic Development Council
What I would like to do today is to address all of these closely related issues--the global system, the multilateral institutions, and the questions about the role and future of the IMF.
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
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 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.
January 16, 1998 -- Press Conference by Mr. Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of the Intenational Monetary Fund
Transcript of a Press Conference held on January 16, 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia
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 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.
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.
September 21, 1997 -- Joint Press Conference by Philippe Maystadt, Chairman Interim Committee and Michel Camdessus
Ladies and gentlemen, at its meeting in Washington last April, the Interim Committee requested the IMF Executive Board to complete its work on quotas and SDRs, and to report in time for the Hong Kong meeting. Needless to say, the Committee today warmly welcomed the agreements on these two issues.
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.