IMF Congo / Trade / India

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514417

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

Washington, DC --- 28 June 2018
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Bilateral and regional agreements can bring important benefits by building on strong multilateral trade agreements; building on strong multilateral trade system that promotes transparency and includes well-enforce trade rules that promote even-handed competition.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The issues with Congo, the issue of corruption and governance is a big issue that's being discussed. We have made clear that the authorities will need to take bold and immediate governance reforms to put into effect their proclaimed intention to mark a break with past policies and practices. In that regard, we welcome the recent publication by the government -- of a governance study that will guide future reforms in the area of transparency, public finance management and overall governance. We also welcome in this context the authorities plan to establish an independent anti-corruption body with full investigation powers and an asset declaration system for high-level officials.”
7. Midshot briefing cutaway
8. Cutaway Reporter
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“In terms of sustained that high growth rate, maybe just three points. One, to revive a bank credit and enhance the efficiency of credit provision; by accelerating the cleanup of bank and corporate balance sheets and enhancing the government of public sector banks. We talked about that the last time I was here. That's point one. Point two, to continue fiscal consolidation; to lower elevated public debt levels supported by simplifying and streamlining the goods and services tax structure; and thirdly, over the medium-term, renew impetus to reforms of key markets. For example, labor and land, as well as improving the overall business climate. We believe would be crucial to improving competitiveness and again, maintaining that very high level of growth in India.”
10. Cutaway Reporter

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

Washington, DC --- 28 June 2018
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Bilateral and regional agreements can bring important benefits by building on strong multilateral trade agreements; building on strong multilateral trade system that promotes transparency and includes well-enforce trade rules that promote even-handed competition.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The issues with Congo, the issue of corruption and governance is a big issue that's being discussed. We have made clear that the authorities will need to take bold and immediate governance reforms to put into effect their proclaimed intention to mark a break with past policies and practices. In that regard, we welcome the recent publication by the government -- of a governance study that will guide future reforms in the area of transparency, public finance management and overall governance. We also welcome in this context the authorities plan to establish an independent anti-corruption body with full investigation powers and an asset declaration system for high-level officials.”
7. Midshot briefing cutaway
8. Cutaway Reporter
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“In terms of sustained that high growth rate, maybe just three points. One, to revive a bank credit and enhance the efficiency of credit provision; by accelerating the cleanup of bank and corporate balance sheets and enhancing the government of public sector banks. We talked about that the last time I was here. That's point one. Point two, to continue fiscal consolidation; to lower elevated public debt levels supported by simplifying and streamlining the goods and services tax structure; and thirdly, over the medium-term, renew impetus to reforms of key markets. For example, labor and land, as well as improving the overall business climate. We believe would be crucial to improving competitiveness and again, maintaining that very high level of growth in India.”
10. Cutaway Reporter

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