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Iraq and the IMF
Updated July 25, 2014

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Annual Meetings Speeches
October 08, 2010 -- Statement by the Hon. Baker J. Al-Zubaidy, Governor of the World Bank Group for Iraq, on behalf of the Arab Governors
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October 22, 2007 -- Statement by the Hon. Barham Ahmed Salih, Governor of the IMF for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Issam Rashid Hwaish, Governor of the World Bank for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Issam Rashid Hwaish, Governor of the World Bank for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 30, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Issam Rashid Hwaish, Governor of the World Bank for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 28, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Mahfoudh Ould Mohamed Ali, Governor of the IMF for Mauritania on behalf of the Arab Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 08, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Hikmat M. Ibraheem AL-AZZAWI, Governor of the IMF for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 25, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Rashid Hwaish, Governor of the World Bank for Iraq, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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Article IV Staff Reports
March 16, 2010 -- Iraq: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Request for Stand-By Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 10/72
August 31, 2007 -- Iraq: 2007 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Extension of the Arrangement, Waiver of Applicability, and Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 07/301
August 16, 2005 -- Iraq: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 05/294
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IMF Survey Online
May 06, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Growth Outlook to Improve Overall, Bold Reforms Still Needed
Economic growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) is expected to strengthen this year, but weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits continue to pose risks to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
March 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Provides $3.6 Billion Loan to Iraq
The IMF approved a $3.6 billion loan to help Iraq as it struggles with high deficits and falling government revenues due to lower than anticipated oil prices, the organization said.
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IMF Surveys
March 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Global Imbalances, Africa's Improved Debt Outlook, Nigerian Reform, Burkina Faso's Cotton Crisis, Ghana and Inflation Targeting, Iraq's Progress, Egypt's Reforms Spur Growth, Asian Trade, Baltics' High Growth Rate, News Briefs PDF File Size: 632Kb
May 07, 2007 -- IMF Survey:
De Rato on hedge funds and trade; Portugal on IMF technical assistance; Latin American growth; Iraq reforms economy; debt restructuring in eight countries; IMF research: investment, reserves, inflation; exchange rate adjustment and global imbalances PDF File Size: 883Kb
January 09, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF cancels debt; Iraq receives new loan; Brazil and Argentina repay IMF loans; Saudi Arabia Article IV summary; Credit booms in transition economies; India's textile and clothing sector; Maghreb parliamentarians; Public awareness of economic issues. PDF File Size: 298Kb
August 29, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Iraq's priorities; IMF reviews of Latvia, Sri Lanka, Angola, United Arab Emirates, Slovenia; IT in low-income countries; African currency blocs; Legacy of Soviet empire; Indonesia looks to keep pace with Asia; Bhutan's national happiness; IMF governance. PDF File Size: 494Kb
October 25, 2004 -- IMF Survey:
Iraq receives IMF financing; Finding ways to boost public investment; Should hedge funds be regulated?; The effects of high debt; New director in Finance Department; Lawrence Summers on U.S. current account deficit; The WTO and poor countries PDF File Size: 630Kb
July 26, 2004 -- IMF Survey:
Global Monitoring Report; Carol Carson on IMF statistics initiatives; Per Jacobsson Lecture; Workers' remittances to Morocco; Development Fund for Iraq audit; Mark Watson on U.S. economy. PDF File Size: 582Kb
February 02, 2004 -- IMF Survey:
IMF and Iraq; IMF completes first review of Argentina program; Continuing the WTO debate; Ethics and development; Central banks and financial stability; New development model for Asia? PDF File Size: 707Kb
November 03, 2003 -- IMF Survey:
Köhler on IMF role in Iraq; Heller on long-term fiscal challenges; Applying postconflict experience in Iraq; Sugisaki on Bangladesh; Public Expenditure and Fiscal Accountability Program; Focus on capitalism; Köhler awarded honorary professorship. PDF File Size: 659Kb
April 21, 2003 -- IMF Survey:
IMF-World Bank spring meetings (overview, Iraq, communiques, press conferencers); G-7 & G-24 communiques; African finance ministers press conference; and World Economic Outlook. PDF File Size: 1314Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 154Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by The Honorable Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, of the United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 129Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 331Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al-Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 331Kb
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 415Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 346Kb
October 04, 2009 -- Statement by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 292Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the H.E. Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the Central Bank, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 333Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 287Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan N. Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 187Kb
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 38Kb
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 37Kb
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Sultan Bin Nasser Al-Suwaidi, Governor of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 579Kb
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency, Mohamed K. Khirbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Industry, United Arab Emirates
On behalf of: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen. PDF File Size: 559Kb
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by His Excellency Mohamed K. Khirbash Minister of State for Finance and Industry Ministry of Finance and Industry, United Arab Emirates, International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
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Interim Committee Statements
September 26, 1999 -- Statement by The Honorable Sultan Nasser Al-Suwaidi Governor United Arab Emirates, Interim Committee Meeting, September 26, 1999
The Interim Committee member for the constituency consisting of Kingdom of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Republic of Yemen
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Letters of Intent
March 03, 2011 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 03, 2011
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September 18, 2010 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, September 18, 2010
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February 08, 2010 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 08, 2010
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November 29, 2008 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, November 29, 2008
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July 17, 2007 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 17, 2007
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February 23, 2007 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 23, 2007
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December 06, 2005 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 06, 2005
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September 24, 2004 -- Iraq -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, September 24, 2004
This Letter of Intent of the government of Iraq describes the policies that Iraq intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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MCD Country Notes
April 18, 2013 -- IMF Program Note on Iraq
Program Note on Iraq
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Other
April 04, 2008 -- Technical Assistance Evaluation Program - Findings of Evaluations and Updated Program - Evaluation of the Technical Assistance Subaccount for Iraq
Subject: Technical assistance programs | Technical assistance
October 21, 2003 -- Iraq: Macroeconomic Assessment
A reform agenda is being formulated to move to a market economy and liberalize prices. As part of this strategy, in September, 2003, the newly appointed economic ministers announced reforms in the areas of foreign investment, the financial system, and taxes to encourage private sector participation, including foreigners, in the reconstruction of Iraq.
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Press Releases
March 25, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission at the Conclusion of a Staff Visit for Iraq
November 21, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Reviews Noncomplying Purchase by Iraq and Breach of Obligations Under Article VIII, Section 5
March 21, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Concludes Article IV Discussions with Iraq
August 03, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Seven-Month Extension of Stand-By Arrangement for Iraq
December 13, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Iraq
March 18, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Iraq, Grants Waivers and Approves US$471.1 Million Disbursement
October 01, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Iraq, Grants Waivers and Approves US$741 Million Disbursement
February 24, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$3.6 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Iraq
December 15, 2009 -- Press Release: Iraq Begins Participation in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System
December 17, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Iraq's Stand-By Arrangement
September 03, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review of Iraq's Stand-By Arrangement
December 20, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$744 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Iraq
December 14, 2007 -- Press Release: Iraq Completes Early Repayment of Entire Outstanding Obligations to the IMF
August 02, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review and Review of Financing Assurances under Iraq's Stand-By Arrangement, and Approves Three-Month Extension of the Arrangement to December 2007
March 13, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third and Fourth Reviews under Iraq's Stand-By Arrangement, Approves Six-Month Extension of Arrangement to September 2007
August 03, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement with Iraq
December 23, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves First Ever Stand-By Arrangement for Iraq
September 23, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato on Iraq
September 29, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$436.3 Million In Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance to Iraq
December 24, 2003 -- Press Release: Statement by the International Advisory and Monitoring Board on Iraq
December 09, 2003 -- Press Release: Organizational Meeting of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board for Iraq
December 03, 2003 -- Press Release: Representatives of the Heads of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the International Monetary Fund, United Nations and the World Bank Schedule First Meeting of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board for Iraq
October 24, 2003 -- Press Release: Establishment of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board
July 07, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF's Krueger Welcomes Iraq's New Banknotes
May 30, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Notifies Executive Board of Plan for a Fact-Finding Mission to Iraq
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Public Information Notices
May 21, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Iraq
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 01, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Iraq
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 14, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Iraq
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 16, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Iraq
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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Publications
July 19, 2013 -- Iraq: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/217
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
July 19, 2013 -- Iraq: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/218
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
March 28, 2011 -- Iraq: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Applicability, Extension of the Arrangement, and Rephasing of Access—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq.
Series: Country Report No. 11/75
October 20, 2010 -- Iraq: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, Waiver of Applicability, and Rephasing of Access
Series: Country Report No. 10/316
July 01, 2010 -- Inflation and Conflict in Iraq: The Economics of Shortages Revisited
Author/Editor: Grigorian, David A. | Kock, Udo
Series: Working Paper No. 10/159
December 29, 2008 -- Iraq: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 08/383
September 15, 2008 -- Iraq: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 08/303
January 16, 2008 -- Iraq: Request for Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of Current Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 08/17
August 28, 2007 -- Iraq: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/294
March 22, 2007 -- Iraq: Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Extension of the Arrangement and for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 07/115
August 09, 2006 -- Iraq: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 06/301
January 13, 2006 -- Iraq: Request for Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 06/15
August 16, 2005 -- Iraq: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/295
April 01, 2005 -- Iraq: Considerations on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations for the Constituent Assembly
Author/Editor: Ahmad, Ehtisham | Boadway, Robin W. | Brosio, Giorgio | Ebel, Robert D. | Searle, Bob
Series: Working Paper No. 05/69
October 18, 2004 -- Iraq: Use of Fund Resources--Request for Emergency Post--Conflict Assistance--Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq
Series: Country Report No. 04/325
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Speeches
May 29, 2008 -- International Compact with Iraq, Statement by Adam Bennett, Senior Advisor, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
May 03, 2007 -- International Compact with Iraq, Statement by Mr. Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, May 3, 2007
March 22, 2007 -- Meeting on the International Compact with Iraq, Statement by Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, United Nations Headquarters
October 18, 2005 -- Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, At the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
October 23, 2004 -- Remarks by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF
Given at the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf
March 05, 2003 -- Asia--Economic Outlook and Policy Challenges, Remarks by David Burton, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
Delivered to the Singapore Press Club and the Singapore Foreign Correspondents' Association, Singapore
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Statements at Donor Meetings
October 13, 2004 -- The IMF Is Supporting Iraq -- Statement by Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, to the International Donors' Meeting for the Reconstruction of Iraq
Statements by IMF representatives at meetings of bilateral and multilateral creditors and donors, convened to coordinate support for a country's adjustment and reform efforts.
October 24, 2003 -- The IMF Stands Ready to Help Iraq--Statement of Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund to the International Donors' Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq
October 23, 2003 -- Statement on the IMF's Staff Macroeconomic Assessment of Iraq, Delivered by Lorenzo Perez, IMF Mission Chief for Iraq, to the International Donors' Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq
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Transcripts
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.
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May 26, 2003 -- Early Action to Ward Off Deflationary Pressures Is Key -- A Commentary by Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun