IMF: Financial Stability Improves, but Risks Remain

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Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 16 April 2018
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
“Easy financial conditions are supporting growth in the short term but for the medium-term risks are building. Financial vulnerabilities may make the road ahead bumpy and could put growth at risk."
3. Midshot Adrian
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"Policy actions are needed in several areas. Central banks should continue to normalize monetary policy and should communicate clearly. Policy makers should complete and implement the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda and should resist calls to roll back reforms."
5. Midshot Adrian
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"We see three main vulnerabilities. First, valuations of risky assets are stretched. Second the level of debt in emerging markets and low-income countries could confront a tightening of global financial conditions. Third, there is a structural US dollar mismatch among non-US banks."
7. Midshot Adrian
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
“We also look at crypto-assets in the GFSR. Some of the new technologies could create efficiency. But crypto-assets could also be subject to fraud and operational failures. For now, crypto-assets are small and pose little risk to stability, but strong safeguards should be adopted.”


Washington, DC – Recent
9. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 16 April 2018
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
“Easy financial conditions are supporting growth in the short term but for the medium-term risks are building. Financial vulnerabilities may make the road ahead bumpy and could put growth at risk."
3. Midshot Adrian
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"Policy actions are needed in several areas. Central banks should continue to normalize monetary policy and should communicate clearly. Policy makers should complete and implement the post-crisis regulatory reform agenda and should resist calls to roll back reforms."
5. Midshot Adrian
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"We see three main vulnerabilities. First, valuations of risky assets are stretched. Second the level of debt in emerging markets and low-income countries could confront a tightening of global financial conditions. Third, there is a structural US dollar mismatch among non-US banks."
7. Midshot Adrian
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
“We also look at crypto-assets in the GFSR. Some of the new technologies could create efficiency. But crypto-assets could also be subject to fraud and operational failures. For now, crypto-assets are small and pose little risk to stability, but strong safeguards should be adopted.”


Washington, DC – Recent
9. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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