IMF Global Financial Stability Report

ID

549891

SHOOT DATE

16 Oct 2019

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF Global Financial Stability Report
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 08 April 2019
2. Midshot Tobias Adrian, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Chief Economist / Economic Counselor:
“Financial markets continue to be subject to the twists and turns of trade tensions. Economic activity has been weakening and downside risks have been intensifying. In those uncertain conditions many central banks have adopted an easier stance of monetary policy. About 70 percent of the world's economies weighted by GDP have taken a more accommodative approach.”
4. Midshot
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department :
“Investors now expect interest rates to remain very low for much longer. Remarkably, about 15 trillion of government and corporate bonds have negative yields. Markets expect that around 20 percent of advance economy government bonds will have negative yields until at least 2022.”
6. Midshot
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department :
“With interest rates lower for longer, investors have been reaching for yield. That has caused asset surprises in some markets to become stretched and underwriting standards to deteriorate. In a serious downturn corporate debt at risk could rise to 19 trillion, or nearly 40 percent of all debt in major markets.”
8. Midshot
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tobias Adrian, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department :
“Vulnerabilities among nonbank financials are now elevated and 80 percent of economies as measured by GDP. The build up of vulnerabilities seems worrisome. Policymakers need to take action now.”

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