IMF Global Financial Stability Report
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
Washington, DC --- 11 October 2017
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
“Global financial stability continues to improve. We see an upswing in global economic activity and capital is flowing to emerging markets and core global banks are more resilient. But confidence should not become complacency. This edition of the Global Financial Stability Report cautions that financial vulnerabilities are building."
3. Midshot Adrian
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"We see four vulnerabilities. One – the search for yield may have gone too far. There is simply too much money chasing too few yielding assets. Two – debt levels are increasing in major economies as interest rates remain low. Three – in China the size, pace, complexity of credit espansion poses risks. And Four – A third of global banks with $17 trillion in assets struggle to retain profitability. These vulnerabilities can put growth at risk."
5. Midshot Adrian
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department:
"We at the Fund call on policy makers to combat complacency and keep the financial system safe. One, by using macroprudential policies to control the build-up of debt and market vulnerabilities. Two, by focusing supervision and regulation on bank business models. Three, by preserving the core tenets of the new regulatory regime devised and developed after the global financial crisis. This will help reduce risks and sustain growth."
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