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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP -2.7 1.5
Consumer Prices 4.7 6.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
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Iraq and the IMF
Updated October 11, 2014

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October 10, 2014 -- New Transcript of the MENA and CCA Press Briefing
July 24, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Adviser, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
July 24, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update
August 03, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Jordan’s Stand-By Arrangement, Morocco’s Precautionary and Liquidity Line and the IMF’s Engagement in the Middle East and North Africa
October 12, 2010 -- Transcript of the Civil Society Organizations Townhall Meeting
March 06, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 16, 2008 -- Transcript of a conference call: Report on Iraq's Request for New Stand-by Arrangement
January 16, 2007 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director, Rodrigo de Rato
November 15, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Center Book Forum -- Handbook on Fiscal Federalism
October 19, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Assistant Director, External Relations Department
August 03, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department
June 01, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
February 06, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
December 01, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 16, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 27, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
September 22, 2005 -- Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger and Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations
Now let me address the agenda of this weekend. The International Monetary and Financial Committee will focus on three main topics: the World Economic Outlook, the strategic direction of the IMF, and the Fund's support for low-income countries.
September 22, 2005 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
August 16, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the 2005 Article IV Review of Iraq by Lorenzo Perez, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, and Adam Bennett, Assistant Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, with William Murray, Deputy Chief of Media Relations, IMF
August 03, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
July 21, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
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 03, 2004 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
during the 2004 Annual Meetings
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.
October 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
September 29, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference, September 29, 2004
September 23, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 09, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 02, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
July 01, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 22, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
June 18, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 09, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
May 27, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 13, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 24, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
Participants: Mr. David MWIRARIA, Minister of Finance for Kenya; Mr. ELZUBIER AHMED ELHASSAN, Minister of Finance and National Economy for Sudan; Mr. BOHOUN BOUABRE, Minister of Finance for Cote d'Ivoire; Mr. André Philippe FUTA Minister of Finance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
April 24, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Conference following the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
April 16, 2004 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Turkey
March 25, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 26, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 12, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 28, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 18, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
December 12, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Deputy Managing Director Agustín Carstens, and Lebanese Minister of Finance Fuad Siniora
December 04, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 20, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 06, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 23, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 09, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 24, 2003 -- Transcript -- Closing Press Conference of the 2003 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 21, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference following the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
September 21, 2003 -- Transcript of a Townhall Meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
With Minister Trevor Manuel, the Chairman of the Development Committee and Minister of Finance from South Africa; Chancellor Gordon Brown, Chairman of the IMFC; and Chancellor of Exchequer from UK; President of the World Bank, Mr. James Wolfensohn; and Mr. Horst Kohler, Managing Director of the IMF.
September 18, 2003 -- Transcript of the September 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
September 18, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook in the Middle East and North Africa
September 12, 2003 -- Transcript of Managing Director Horst Köhler's Briefing with the Press
September 10, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson Director, External Relations, IMF
I suspect that people are interested in the status of negotiations with Argentina, so I thought perhaps I might quickly give a summary of where we are.
September 09, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Fulfilling a Promise: Reform Prospects in the MENA region
August 21, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 31, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 12, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
June 06, 2003 -- Transcript of Press Briefing by Managing Director Horst Köhler at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
May 22, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
May 08, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
I do not have any formal statements to make today. So let me turn to questions.
April 22, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 12, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference following the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
April 11, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks
Mr. Charles Konan Banny, Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), Mr. Benjamin Radavidson, Minister of Finance and Budget of Madagascar, Mr. Timothy T. Thahane, Minister of Finance from Lesotho, Mr. Joseph B. Dauda, Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone, Gerald M. Ssendaula, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda
April 11, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (Group of 24)
The Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of 24 met today amid very difficult global circumstances, which make the prospects for our own developing countries especially challenging. As is now clear, the World Economic Outlook has weakened substantially since our last meeting in September 2002.
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 Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
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 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 17, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Annual Report, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director and Michael G. Kuhn, Deputy Treasurer, IMF
Good morning and welcome to this briefing on the IMF's 2002 Annual Report, which covers the financial year that ended April 30.
September 12, 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 this is another of our regular press briefings.