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July 24, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Adviser, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
July 24, 2014 -- New Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update
July 01, 2014 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the 2014 Article IV Consultation with Russia
May 28, 2014 -- Transcript of a Conference call on the Release of the Report on Deleveraging and Credit Monitor for Central and Eastern and Southeastern Europe
May 23, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
May 08, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
May 01, 2014 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Stand By Arrangement with Ukraine
April 29, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on Launch of Regional Economic Outlook (Asia and Pacific)
April 24, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
April 10, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
April 08, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO)
March 13, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
February 06, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
January 21, 2014 -- Transcript: World Economic Outlook Update Conference Call
January 09, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman , Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
November 01, 2013 -- Release of the Quarterly Deleveraging and Credit Monitor for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe Conference Call with Media
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference on Europe; October 11, 2013
October 08, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing - World Economic Outlook
September 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
August 29, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
May 20, 2013 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Approval of an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Cyprus with IMF Mission Chief Delia Velculescu
March 28, 2013 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department,International Monetary Fund
February 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, at the Conclusion of the Group of 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting; February 16, 2013; Moscow, Russia
January 17, 2013 -- Transcript of Managing Director's New Year Press Briefing
July 26, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 05, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
November 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Deputy Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
October 20, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Acting Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund.
April 13, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report
October 06, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook
July 29, 2010 -- Transcript of Teleconference Call on Ukraine with Thanos Arvanitis, Mission Chief for Ukraine, and Max Alier, Resident Representative in Kiev
May 10, 2010 -- Transcript of Press Briefing by International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky on the Euro Countries Stabilization Measures, Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, and Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations
October 03, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the October 2009 Regional Economic Outlook for Europe
October 03, 2009 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department
October 01, 2009 -- Transcript of Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook by Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department
July 21, 2009 -- Transcript of a Media Conference Call on Proposed SDR Allocation
July 06, 2009 -- Transcript of a Media Conference Call on IMF Notes Issuance with Andrew Tweedie, Director, IMF Finance Department
June 04, 2009 -- Transcript of IMF's Bi-Weekly Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations Department
May 07, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook
April 09, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 05, 2009 -- Transcript of a Background Briefing by Senior Officials on the International Monetary Fund's Group of 20 Surveillance Note
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
December 04, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department
November 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the IMF's Executive Board Approval of a Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland
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 11, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Guido Mantega, Finance Minister of Brazil and Chairman of the G-20
September 18, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
May 08, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations 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
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
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 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
October 02, 2007 -- Transcript of an Oxfam Event on The Role of the Fund in Low-Income Countries
September 20, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press conference by Masood Ahmed, Director of the External Relations Department, IMF
September 19, 2007 -- Transcript of IMF Seminar -- The Risk of a U.S. Hard Landing and Implications for the Global Economy and Financial Markets
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 01, 2007 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: New Perspectives on Financial Globalization
May 01, 2007 -- Excerpts from a Press Briefing by IMF First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky on Multilateral Consultations
April 18, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook and Issues in Europe, by Michael Deppler, Director, IMF European Department
March 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Book Forum -- Global Governance Reform: Breaking the Stalemate
November 03, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
September 15, 2006 -- Transcript of Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
July 06, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
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
January 13, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia
January 12, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
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
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 13, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
June 23, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing with Thomas Dawson, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
May 26, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 14, 2005 -- Transcript of Press Conference by Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato with First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger and External Relations Director Thomas C. Dawson, IMF
April 08, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 02, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director of the External Relations Department
January 13, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 10, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
October 03, 2004 -- Transcript of the Closing Press Conference of the 2004 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group with Mr. Hng Kiang Lim, Chairman of the Boards of Governors and Minister of Trade and Industry from Singapore, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank Group, and Mr. Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
September 15, 2004 -- 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
July 15, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 01, 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 11, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director Designate, IMF
Washington, D.C.
April 21, 2004 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
February 26, 2004 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
February 18, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - In Defense of Globalization
December 11, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Russia Rebounds
December 04, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
November 13, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum - Who Will Pay The Bill?
September 12, 2003 -- Transcript of Managing Director Horst Köhler's Briefing with the Press
September 11, 2003 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the World Economic Outlook with Kenneth Rogoff, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF
April 29, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Does IMF Fiscal Policy Advice End Up Hurting The Poor?
April 09, 2003 -- Transcript of the April 2003 World Economic Outlook Press Conference
March 04, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I'm Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and this is another of our regular press briefings.
January 31, 2003 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: The 'Links' that Bind
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.
July 02, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing By Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
April 11, 2002 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum -- Globalization: North-South Linkages
March 21, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Russia, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
The purpose of my trip really was to be my introduction in my official capacity to learn more about Russia and to find out how circumstances are here, to get an exchange of views on macroeconomic policy with people, economists, and government officials here.
January 17, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
First of all, as you are probably aware, the Fund and the World Bank have been conducting a conference this week on the poverty reduction strategy of both institutions.
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 06, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
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.
October 17, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
. I think it should not be any particular news that we have been looking and are looking at having an IMFC meeting as soon as it can be arranged, and I think they are on the right track, even though they don't seem to have too many specifics.
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 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.
July 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Journalists by Stanley Fischer First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
I wanted to talk about the Turkish program, following the board meeting yesterday at which it was decided to disburse $1.5 billion, the next tranche of the Turkish loan, and the same day that The World Bank decided to disburse $1.7 billion under their loan, which obviously is a renewed expression of support by the international community for the Turkish program.
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 28, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
Welcome to another one of our regular press briefings
March 08, 2001 -- Transcript of a Joint Briefing by IMF European II Department Assistant Director, Mohammad Shadman-Valavi, and World Bank Sector Manager, Samuel Otoo, on External Debt and Fiscal Sustainability in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, and Tajikistan
These countries have received little in the way of bilateral grants and have relied increasingly on the Fund and the Bank for financial assistance. Their debt burden is expected to create serious balance of payments and fiscal difficulties and adversely affect poverty reduction efforts in these countries in the coming years.
February 02, 2001 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, February 2, 2001
There will be a memorial lecture delivered at Fund Headquarters in honor of former Monetary Affairs and Exchange Relations Director, Manuel Guitián, who passed away some months ago. The Managing Director and Mr. Fischer will offer opening remarks, along with some other friends of Mr. Guitián, and then the lecture itself will be delivered by Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell.
January 17, 2001 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, January 17, 2001
We've traditionally had very good relations with our largest shareholder, and have every reason to believe that will be the case in the future, and look forward to establishing our contacts and relationship with them as they take office.
December 01, 2000 -- Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director IMF External Relations Department, December 1, 2000
I presume you all have seen the press release that we put out last evening on Turkey, and I think that's the release I wish to draw to your attention.
October 31, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Thomas Dawson, Director External Relations Department, IMF
Welcome, again, to one of our regular press briefings.
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.
September 28, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Mr. Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the IMF, Mr. James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, and Mr. Trevor Manuel, Finance Minister of South Africa
It is traditional that the press conference be held at about this time on the Thursday of the Annual Meetings each year to conclude and to share the observations of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the President of the World Bank Group.
September 20, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by The Managing Director of the IMF Prior to the 2000 Annual Meetings
My vision of the IMF is founded on two major challenges: first, to adjust the Fund to the changes in global financial markets and focus on its core responsibilities in this context and, second, to make the Fund an active and efficient part of the team to make globalization work for the benefit of all.
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.
August 29, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department
I think a number of you know that we regularly publish certain reports before the Annual Meetings, and I’d like just to run through the schedule on two of them.
August 07, 2000 -- Transcript of a Question and Answer Session Following an Address by Horst Köhler on The IMF in a Changing World
Includes about 30 minutes of questions and answers.
July 26, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department and Masood Ahmed, Deputy Director, Policy Development and Review Department
With me this morning is Masood Ahmed, the Deputy Director of the Policy Development and Review Department, whose particular focus is on debt issues, HIPC, PRGF and so on.
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 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 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.
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.
February 08, 2000 -- Transcript of IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus' Farewell Press Conference
My only purpose this morning is to bid farewell to all of you and to tell you my thanks for your attitude toward the Fund, and myself, during my long stay here.
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 30, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Given at the conclusion of the 1999 Annual Meetings
September 23, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
Given on the eve of the 1999 Annual Meetings
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 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.
July 29, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Call with First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer on the Russian Federation
This is about Russia and the IMF Board meeting yesterday, and there are a few points to make in addition to what was said in our release last night.
July 15, 1999 -- Getting it Right: Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms - Transcript
Transcript of an Economic Forum on Financial sector liberalization.
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 27, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Chairman of the Interim Committee and IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus
This briefing was held at the conclusion of the 1999 Spring Interim Committee Meeting.
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 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.
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 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 04, 1998 -- Transcript: Joint Press Conference of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Michel Camdessus
I would like to welcome you to the press conference of the Chairman of the Interim Committee, the Minister of the Treasury of Italy, Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who is the new Chairman of the Interim Committee, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Michel Camdessus.
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.
September 25, 1997 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
You have possibly heard or read my concluding remarks at the Annual Meeting this morning. They were quite straightforward, and I presume that in preparing or writing your own concluding papers you have put the emphasis on the four-and-a-half points I put hastily together to capture the sense of the meeting.
April 28, 1997 -- Press Conference by Interim Committee Chairman and IMF Managing Director
Joint press conference of the Chairman of the Interim Committee, Mr. Philippe Maystadt, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Foreign Trade of Belgium, and Mr. Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of the IMF.
April 24, 1997 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
As usual, I might tell you what is the agenda that we will suggest the Ministers and Governors adopt next Monday at the Interim Committee. In addition to discussing the World Economic Outlook in the morning session, Ministers will also review our progress in strengthening surveillance and our progress on the standards for dissemination of economic and financial data.
October 03, 1996 -- Press Conference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director
I can be very brief. I must apologize, first, for a very dull Annual Meeting. We had only very good news; so this was probably no news, and your life was not that exciting. Nevertheless, I hope you will find a few questions still of interest for you.