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July 24, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update
June 16, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Concluding Statement of the U.S. Article IV Consultations
April 12, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department
April 12, 2014 -- Transcript of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Press Briefing
April 10, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 08, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO)
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
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing of Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook Update
October 10, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of the Managing Director
October 09, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
October 08, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing - World Economic Outlook
September 30, 2013 -- Transcript of WEO Analytical Chapters Press Conference
September 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
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 26, 2013 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on USA Article IV Consultation
July 25, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
June 20, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
June 14, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Concluding Statement of the United States IV Consultation
May 23, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
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 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
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
February 28, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 23, 2013 -- Transcript of World Economic Outlook Update
January 17, 2013 -- Transcript of Managing Director's New Year Press Briefing
December 12, 2012 -- Transcript of a Video Teleconference on the IMF's Preliminary Conclusions of the 2012 Article IV Consultation with the Hong Kong SAR
November 16, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Bill Murray, Deputy Spokesman, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 14, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton
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 25, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
August 02, 2012 -- Transcript of Conference Call on 2012 Spillover Report
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 03, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Concluding Statement of the United States IV Consultation
April 21, 2012 -- Transcript of the IMFC Press Briefing, April 21, 2012
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 17, 2012 -- Transcript of the Fiscal Monitor Press Conference
January 24, 2012 -- Transcript of the Updates to the World Economic Outlook/Global Stability Report/Fiscal Monitor Press Briefing
December 22, 2011 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consulation with Canada
October 14, 2011 -- Transcript of "Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery"
September 24, 2011 -- Press Conference on the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting with IMFC Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton and Acting IMF External Relations Director Gerry Rice
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 23, 2011 -- Transcript of Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
September 22, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
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 25, 2011 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the 2011 United States Article IV Consultation
July 19, 2011 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 Article IV Consultation with Japan
June 29, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 U.S. Article IV Concluding Mission Statement
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
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 07, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Global Financial Stability Report
April 05, 2011 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Capital Inflows
January 27, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the 2011 Fiscal Monitor Update
December 23, 2010 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund's 2010 Article IV Review of Canada
October 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacific
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
October 06, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook
October 01, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on World Economic Outlook
September 29, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
August 03, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s U.S. Financial Sector Assessment Program by Christopher Towe, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
May 14, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Monitor by Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, and Senior Advisors Philip Gerson and Gerd Schwartz
April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Western Hemisphere Economic Outlook
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 01, 2009 -- Transcript of the Fourth Pillar Meeting, Istanbul Convention, Center Taksim Meeting Room
September 30, 2009 -- Transcript of the Global Financial Stability Report Press Conference with Jose Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department
July 31, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with IMF Senior staffs on the Launch of The State of Public Finances: A Cross-Country Fiscal Monitor
July 31, 2009 -- Transcript of a conference call on the U.S. Article IV Consultation
June 15, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the U.S. Article IV Mission Review
April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Spring 2009 Global Financial Stability Report, IMF
April 17, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund,on “From Recession to Recovery: How Soon and How Stronger” and “How Linkages Fuel the Fire: The Transmission of Financial Stress from Advanced to Emerging Economies”,with Marco Terrones and Stephan Danninger of the IMF’s Research Department
March 19, 2009 -- Conference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s Group of 20 Surveillance Note
March 11, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Canada’s 2009 Article IV Consultation
February 13, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Article IV Consultation with Mexico
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
October 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Panel Discussion on the Role and Governance of the IMF: Further Reflections on Reform - The Per Jacobsson Foundation
October 10, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Recent Developments in Latin America by Anoop Singh, Director of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department
October 07, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report
October 02, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Analytical Chapters of the October 2008 World Economic Outlook
July 28, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) Update by Jaime Caruana, Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Jan Brockmeijer, Deputy Director, and Laura Kodres and Peter Dattels, Division Chiefs in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department
July 17, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook Update by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, and Charles Collyns, Deputy Director of Research
June 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 2008 U.S. Article IV Concluding Mission Statement, By First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky with Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, Ranjit Teja, Deputy Director, and Tamim Bayoumi, Assistant Director and Chief of the North American Division
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
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
April 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers with Mr. Baledzi Gaolathe, Minister of Finance and Development for Botswana; Mr. Abdoulaye Diop, Miniter of State, Minister of Ecomony and Finance of Senegal, and Mr. Ali M. Lamine Zeine, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economy of Niger
April 11, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Burton, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, on the Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and the Pacific
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
April 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Spring 2008 Global Financial Stability Report by Jaime Caruana, Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Laura Kodres and Peter Dattels, Division Chiefs in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department
April 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, on the Spring 2008 World Economic Outlook
April 03, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, with Roberto Cardarelli, Natalia Tamirisa and Nikola Spatafora, on the World Economic Outlook Analytic Chapters
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"
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
December 19, 2007 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Canada's 2008 Article IV Consultation
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 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 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 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
September 25, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the October 2007 Global Financial Stability Report, Jaime Caruana, Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Laura Kodres and Peter Dattels, Division Chiefs in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Washington
September 19, 2007 -- Transcript of IMF Seminar -- The Risk of a U.S. Hard Landing and Implications for the Global Economy and Financial Markets
September 06, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press conference by Masood Ahmed, Director of the 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
June 22, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky with Western Hemisphere Department Director Anoop Singh, Deputy Director Ranjit Teja and North American Division Chief Tamim Bayoumi on the Preliminary Findings of the 2007 U.S. Article IV Consultations
April 18, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook and Issues in Europe, by Michael Deppler, Director, IMF European Department
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
April 11, 2007 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 05, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Analytic Chapters of the World Economic Outlook (WEO), by Simon Johnson, Economic Counselor and Director of the IMF's Research Department; Charles Collyns, Deputy Director of the Research Department; and Timothy Callen, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division
March 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Book Forum -- Global Governance Reform: Breaking the Stalemate
November 15, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- Handbook on Fiscal Federalism
September 16, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Economic Update
September 15, 2006 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
September 14, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook Report
September 06, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Analytic Chapters of the World Economic Outlook with Raghuram Rajan, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, Charles Collyns, Deputy Director of Research, and Timothy Callen, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, IMF
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
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
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 13, 2006 -- Transcript of a Conference Call by Raghuram Rajan, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, with David J. Robinson, Deputy Director, Research, and Timothy Callen, Chief, World Economic Studies Division on the Analytic Chapters of the Spring 2006 World Economic Outlook
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?
February 08, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth
December 14, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
November 04, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum--Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board
October 19, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum--The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
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 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
August 03, 2005 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Michael Deppler on the Latest IMF Report on Euro Area Policies
April 16, 2005 -- Press Conference on the Spring 2005 Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee with Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the IMFC, and Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
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
April 07, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Teleconference Call on the World Economic Outlook's Chapters II, III and IV, Raghuram Rajan, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, Research Department, IMF
March 24, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Should Europe Embrace 'Cowboy Capitalism' Or Go Its Own Way?
February 25, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Tracking Grenada's Recovery: Six Months after Hurricane Ivan
February 02, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of the External Relations Department
November 10, 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
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.
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 22, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Call on the World Economic Outlook, Chapters II and III, by Raghuram Rajan, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, with David J. Robinson, Deputy Director, Research Department, and James Morsink, Chief, World Economic Studies Division, Research Department.
September 22, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Why Globalization Works
August 03, 2004 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on Euro Area Policies with Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, IMF
June 22, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, 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
April 15, 2004 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum - Health, Wealth, and Welfare
April 14, 2004 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the April 2004 World Economic Outlook Analytic Chapters
April 06, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Global Financial Stability Report, Gerd Häusler, Counsellor and Director, International Capital Markets Department, Hung Tran, Deputy Director, International Capital Markets Department, IMF
February 18, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - In Defense of Globalization
February 05, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum - Do Developing Countries Have a Say at the 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.
December 16, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Ensuring Financial Stability: The IMF's Role
December 11, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Russia Rebounds
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 18, 2003 -- Transcript of the September 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
September 09, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Fulfilling a Promise: Reform Prospects in the MENA region
September 09, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum: Capitalism and its Critics
May 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Should We Be Worried About 'Deflation'?
May 27, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Is Financial Globalization Harmful For Developing Countries?
May 22, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Does IMF Fiscal Policy Advice End Up Hurting The Poor?
April 10, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference with IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler and First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger
April 09, 2003 -- Transcript of the April 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
April 03, 2003 -- Transcript of a Conference Call Press Briefing by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, David Robinson, Deputy Director of Research and Jonathan Ostry, Assistant Director of Research, IMF
On the Analytic Chapters of the April 2003 World Economic Outlook
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
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
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.
October 08, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- "Is Global Inequality Rising?"
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.
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.
September 12, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Capacity Building: Lessons for Africa
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 18, 2002 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, by Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, IMF
January 10, 2002 -- Transcript of an Economic Forum - The Euro: Ready or Not
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.
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 17, 2001 -- International Monetary and Financial Committee Press Conference by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Köhler
Our meeting today has taken place at a testing and challenging time for the global economy. It would have been understandable at a time like this for each country to have turned inwards and focused on their domestic concerns. But I believe today's meeting has been a reaffirmation of the importance of global cooperation
November 15, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Briefing with Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
Welcome to the pre-IMFC press conference.
November 07, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Susan Schadler, Deputy Director, European I Department and Robert Corker, Chief, Central Europe Division I, IMF
For 2001 now we have a growth projection of 0.7 percent, which is still down from the time of the mission where we were looking at something around one and a quarter.
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.
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.
September 28, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
The only announcement I have to make before taking questions is a somewhat unusual one. After a gap of 16 years, the Fund is about to publish the latest volume of the official history of the Fund. On October 9th it will come out. This is a series started in the 1960s. This latest volume covers the 1980s, and historically, these histories compensated for some of the secrecy in which the Fund often did its business. Now, of course, we're much more open and so, too, is our approach to history.
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.
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 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.
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 28, 2001 -- Transcript -- Press Conference - African Prospects: Facing the Challenges, Finance Ministers from Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gabon and Niger
This press conference is part our continuing efforts to provide you with first-hand information from our African member countries.
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 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.
March 01, 2001 -- Briefing By IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler and First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer On Establishing An International Capital Markets Department
Early today I informed the Executive Board of my decision to establish a new department in the Fund, the International Capital Markets Department. Let me give a little background to this decision and briefly outline some of the benefits that I believe will follow.
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 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 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
With regard to recent events concerning the Serbia and Montenegro, in recent days, members of the new team in the FRY have indicated publicly their interest in joining all international financial institutions, including the Fund.
October 10, 2000 -- Transcript of a Radio Interview on International Debt Relief
With Tony Boote, Policy Development and Review Department, IMF, John Ruthrauff, Oxfam America, and Whitney Debevoise, International finance attorney, on The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU-FM Washington, D.C.
September 24, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by the International Monetary and Financial Committee
This is a live press conference to review the outcome of this afternoon's meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF. To my immediate left is Gordon Brown, United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer and further to my left is Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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.
September 22, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference: From Transition to EU Membership -- The Challenges in Developing Macroeconomic Frameworks
The countries that have succeeded rather well in the transition have not only had good macroeconomic policies, they have also given great attention to the structural reforms that underpin those macroeconomic policies-things like the hard budget constraint and the enterprise sector and cleaning up the banking system.
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.
May 04, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
The new Managing Director did arrive at approximately 8:05 on Tuesday morning, May 2nd, and is at work.
April 15, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from Africa.
Today's briefing affords you the chance to hear the views of leading officials from some of the countries at the heart of the discussion on poverty alleviation and debt reduction that is dominating this year's spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.
April 15, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by the G-24 Ministers
Much work remains to be done in order to reduce the gap between the richest and the poorest countries of the world. With this in mind, the communique underscores the importance of strengthening the efforts to fight poverty, including the timely and adequate funding of the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and lowering barriers to developing country exports.
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.
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.
March 17, 2000 -- Transcript Press Conference By Mr. Horst Köhler President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Nominee for the Post of Managing Director, IMF
I have come to Washington to introduce myself to the Executive Directors of the IMF. Yesterday, I also met with Stanley Fischer, the Acting Managing Director and I had a talk with the Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers.
January 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a press briefing by videoteleconference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, in advance of the Conference of African Heads of State, in Libreville, Gabon
We have been in a dialogue with your countries throughout these past years, and particularly last year, and you have told us in very clear words that this fight against poverty, this fight for reducing debt is a decisive obstacle to development.
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 29, 1999 -- Transcript of Seminar and Panel Discussion on "A Role for Labor Standards in the New International Economy?"
I would like to start, since we have a full agenda on the question of a role for labor standards in the new international economy. We are very glad to be cooperating with the AFL-CIO, with David Smith and his colleagues, and the World Bank, in organizing this program.
September 27, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on IMF Financing of Debt Relief
This briefing is to get into some of the technical aspects of IMF financing of debt relief.
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 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.
September 08, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 1999 International Capital Markets Report
We focus in the report on the global or international capital markets, developments and issues in these markets. This report is based extensively on discussions with private market participants, in addition to national authorities.
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 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 28, 1999 -- Press Briefing: The International Comunity Responds to the Kosovo Crisis
Welcome to the press conference on the economic consequences of the Kosovo crisis.
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.
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."
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.
December 01, 1998 -- Transcript: Financial Markets: Coping With Turbulence
Transcript of a an Economic Forum that discussed the financial crisis that began in Asia, spread to Russia, and is now threatening Latin America. The turbulence--and its contagion--in financial markets has prompted a wide range of efforts to improve the international financial system.
November 13, 1998 -- IMF Press Conference of Michel Camdessus, Managing Director and Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director
And now, let me tell you my pleasure in announcing that today, the Brazilian authorities and an IMF team have successfully concluded negotiations on a strong three-year program of economic and financial reform.
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 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
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
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 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.
August 28, 1998 -- Press Conference of IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Michel Camdessus discusses recent conversations in Crimea with Prime Minister-designate Viktor Chernomyrdin of Russia and with President Kuchma of Ukraine.
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
July 13, 1998 -- Press Briefing on Russia -- David Williams
Questions and answers on the GAB, usable resources and the Fund's liquidity ratio.
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.
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.
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.