IMF Global Debate on the Economy




08 Apr 2021


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Global Debate on the Economy
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3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jerome Powell, US Federal Reserve Chairman:
“The recovery, though, here remains uneven and incomplete. The burden is still falling, falling on lower income workers. The unemployment rate in the bottom quartile is still 20 percent. They're still eight and a half million people out of work. And this this unevenness that we're that we're talking about is a very serious issue. Viruses are no respecters of borders. And until the world really is vaccinated, we're all going to be at risk of of new mutations and we won't be able to really resume activity with confidence all around the world. So it's not only the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do.”

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5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jerome Powell, US Federal Reserve Chairman:
“Cases are moving back up here. And so I would just urge that that people do get vaccinated and continue social distancing. We don't we don't want to get another outbreak. Even if it might have less economic damage and kill fewer people, it'll slow down the recovery.”
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7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director:
“We have 16 trillion dollars of fiscal measures and the equivalent of 10 trillion dollars in what central banks have done as accommodative policy and support to the economy. That has helped. And it should be continued until we have a durable exit from the health crisis. Why? Because premature withdrawal of support can cut the recovery short. And that would mean all the benefits we have built, putting a floor of the economy to be potentially lost..”

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9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Paschal Donohoe, Eurogroup President:
“As we move through this year and into next year, you will see Europe move ahead and you will see our recovery gather pace. And as we are doing that, then we have to be very conscious, which we are, of the global responsibilities that have been touched on by the other speakers in the panel and how Europe can continue to contribute to those responsibilities.”
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11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO Director General:
“So how ships move, how containers move, this is going to impact on what happens to inflation differentially in the different parts of the of the world. So hopefully, as we are projecting that trade is going to rebound this year, we hope that this kind of movement will make sure that supply chains perform the function in terms of making sure goods that are supplied all around the world for production share power.” (NOTE: cutaway mid soundbite is program feed, no Iso available)

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