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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Issues a Call for Action on Inclusive Growth in MENA

October 15, 2023
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following “Call for Action” today following her meeting with ministers of finance and central bank governors of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Pakistan during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings held in Marrakech.  click for more

Transcript: African Finance Minister's Press Conference

October 14, 2023
Transcript of African Finance Minister's Press Conference at the Annual Meetings 2023  click for more

Chair's Statement: Forty-Eighth Meeting of the IMFC

October 14, 2023
We express our deepest condolences to the people of Afghanistan and Morocco for the tragic loss of life and widespread destruction caused by the recent devastating earthquakes. We also express our deepest condolences to the people of Libya, for the tragic loss of life and devastation caused by flooding in September 2023  click for more

Transcript of International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Press Briefing

October 14, 2023
Good afternoon, everyone. I apologize for the slight delay in beginning. But I want to welcome you here and thank you very much for joining us for our press briefing on the IMFC  click for more

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s Statement on the Achievement of Stage 1 Fundraising Targets for the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT)

October 14, 2023
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva made the following statement at the IMF/WB Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco.  click for more

WESTERN HEMISPHERE DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING

October 13, 2023
Most Latin American countries and the Caribbean have successfully weathered recent shocks, very large shocks of the world economy. They rebounded strongly from the Pandemic and showed continued resilience in 2023 at the beginning of this year. But reality is that growth is slowing from 4.1 percent in 2022 to 2.3 percent this year and also in 2024.  click for more

Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Department Press Briefing

October 13, 2023
Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Department Press Briefing  click for more

Transcript of Press Briefing: Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

October 13, 2023
Transcript of Africa's Regional Economic Outlook  click for more

EUROPEAN DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IN EUROPE

October 13, 2023
Europe has weathered indeed well a series of unprecedented shocks, the pandemic, and then the energy crisis, which was triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. What we also saw was that severe downside scenarios were avoided, and I would say this is a big accomplishment. Comparing that when we worked together in last October and the situation looked much different from today.  click for more

Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook: Securing Low Inflation and Nurturing Potential Growth

October 13, 2023
Following a strong rebound from the pandemic and continued resilience in early 2023, economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to moderate from 4.1 percent in 2022 to 2.3 percent in 2023. Headline inflation in the region (excluding Argentina and Venezuela) has been declining and is anticipated to reach 5 percent in 2023, compared to 7.8 percent in 2022.  click for more

Opening Remarks at Press Briefing on the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

October 13, 2023
Opening Remarks at Press Briefing on the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa  click for more

Transcript of Middle East and Central Asia Department Press Briefing

October 13, 2023
Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining our Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia, and many thanks to many of you who have come to Marrakech to cover our Annual Meetings. We are going to start with opening remarks from Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, and then we will take your questions. We do have interpretations into Arabic and French, and you can ask your questions in those languages. Thank you. Jihad, if you will.  click for more

Alfred Kammer's Opening Remarks at the Press Conference for European Economic Outlook

October 13, 2023
Welcome to today’s press conference on the economic outlook for Europe. Europe has weathered well an unprecedented series of shocks, the pandemic and the energy crisis triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Severe downside scenarios were avoided. This is a big accomplishment!  click for more

Opening Remarks by IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Krishna Srinivasan at the Regional Economic Outlook Press Conference

October 13, 2023
Opening Remarks by IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Krishna Srinivasan at the Regional Economic Outlook Press Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco, October 13, 2023  click for more

A Story of Hope and Opportunity for the Next Generation

October 13, 2023
Speech by Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director Plenary Meeting at the 2023 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings  click for more

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Ethiopia

October 12, 2023
At the end of the visit, Mr. Piris issued the following statement: “The IMF team noted the important steps that have been taken to bring down inflation and stabilize the economy, including significant fiscal and monetary tightening. This has put in place a critical foundation for success of the Homegrown Economic Reform Agenda, which aims to fulfill Ethiopia’s considerable economic potential. The mission made good progress in discussing how the IMF could support the authorities’ economic program. Discussions will continue in the coming weeks to reach an agreement on a set of reforms for the requested program. We thank the authorities for their warm hospitality and the productive discussions.”  click for more

Global Sovereign Debt Roundtable-Cochairs Progress Report

October 12, 2023
The Global Sovereign Debt Roundtable (GSDR) met today and reviewed progress in reaching common understanding on ways to address key impediments to efficient debt restructuring, and discussed the priority areas for the work going forward.  click for more

Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia, October 2023

October 12, 2023

Building Resilience and Fostering Sustainable Growth

Across the Middle East and Central Asia, the combined effects of global headwinds, domestic challenges, and geopolitical risks weigh on economic momentum, and the outlook is highly uncertain. Growth is set to slow this y  click for more

Transcript of IMF Managing Director's Press Briefing on the Global Policy Agenda

October 12, 2023
Good morning, everyone. It is a pleasure to be here with you this morning. My name is Julie Kozack. Salaam alaykum. Thank you for joining us this morning for the Managing Director’s Press Briefing on the Global Policy Agenda for the 2023 Annual Meetings. We will begin with Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s opening remarks, and then we will turn to your questions. Kristalina, the floor is yours.  click for more

IMF Statement on Israel and Gaza

October 12, 2023
The International Monetary Fund today issued the following statement:  click for more

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