IMF Global Outlook




18 Jan 2019


Washington, DC, United States

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

Washington, DC --- 17 January 2019
2. Walk-up Gita Gopinath in studio
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“Global growth is expanding at a healthy rate, but we are seeing a slowing momentum. We have seen a weakening of the growth rate and we have revised down our estimates both for 2019 and 2020. Now those revisions are moderate, but what we are flagging is that there are many important down-side risks to the global economy.”
4. Midshot
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“A very important one has to do with trade. Trade tensions that we have seen over the past year – the tremendous amount of uncertainty with respect to trade policy going forward – this is a very important down-side risk that we are flagging.”
6. Midshot cutaway
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Head of Research:
“It’s absolutely crucial for us to turn around the momentum, and policy can really help fix a number of the down-side risks that we have flagged. On the trade side it’s important to come together, to have a cooperative solution that’s permanent and that would be good not just for the US and China, but for the global economy.”

Washington, DC – Recent
8. B-ROLL: Gita Gopinath meeting with predecessor Maury Obstfeld
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