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France and the IMF
Updated September 12, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2013. Listed below are items related to France, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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January 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Are 'Temporary' Fiscal Boost Measures Really Reversible?
Fiscal measures to stimulate sluggish economies should be reversible, the IMF recommends, and governments should precommit to unwinding once economies recover. But the bulk of Europe's public expenditures are entitlements and for political reasons they are not reversible, writes Jean-Pierre Dumas.
January 01, 2009 -- Recent French Export Performance: Is There a Competitiveness Problem?
Author/Editor: Kabundi, Alain N. | Nadal-De Simone, Francisco
Series: Working Paper No. 09/2
January 01, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Industry, and Employment
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 447Kb
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 09, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Urges World Leaders to Counter Global Slowdown
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn urges leaders of the G-20 industrialized and developing economies to take action to help counter the global economic slowdown as ministers from systemically important countries agreed on the need for a coordinated response.
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Christine Lagarde, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for France, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 130Kb
October 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn
July 17, 2008 -- France -- 2008 Staff Visit: Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
June 01, 2008 -- Economic Forecasts: Too Smooth by Far? by Prakash Loungani and Jair Rodriguez, International Monetary Fund
April 25, 2008 -- France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain -Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area
Series: Country Report No. 08/145
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Ms. Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment, France
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of France. PDF File Size: 211Kb
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 01, 2008 -- Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain
Author/Editor: Bennett, Herman Z. | Escolano, Julio | Fabrizio, Stefania | Gutierrez, Eva | Ivaschenko, Iryna V. | Lissovolik, Bogdan | Schule, Werner | Tokarick, Stephen | Xiao, Yuan | Moreno Badia, Marialuz
Series: Working Paper No. 08/112
February 21, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 20, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with France
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Article IV Consultation Report on France
February 20, 2008 -- France: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/74
February 20, 2008 -- France: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for France
Series: Country Report No. 08/75
November 19, 2007 -- France -- 2007 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
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

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