IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR PRESS CONFERENCE

ID

550148

SHOOT DATE

17 Oct 2019

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR PRESS CONFERENCE
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC -- Thursday 17 October 2019

1. Wide IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva greeting journalists with First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton and Communications Department Director Gerry Rice
2.Mid photographers
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“The global economy is now in a synchronized slowdown. Fractures, driven by trade, driven by uncertainties surrounding geopolitical tensions and Brexit, they’re holding back growth. And, they are causing hazards in this shared road we are traveling on. They are slowing us down.”
4. Wide Georgieva holding up Global Policy Agenda
5. Close reporter asking question about U.S.-China trade
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“This truce discussed could very well reduce the loss by 0.2 percent. And that, of course, is good news. But, not good enough. What we need is to reach not just truce, we need to have trade peace. We need to go back to, well, no, we need to go forward to a system that is enhanced and it is enforced. So, we can see trade to return to its role of an engine of the word economy.”
6. Close journalist asking question about Brexit
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“This is good news. This, of course, is welcome. Very similar to the pound, which jumped, I saw the news and I jumped. Great. We would like to see the agreement being reached. If I could quote my former boss Jean-Claude Juncker, who said, ‘When there is a will, there is a deal.’ My hope for the next days is that the will holds in all quarters.”
8. Wide side shot of IMF officials at briefing
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
“We, at the IMF, are fully committed to work with Argentina and to make sure that there can be policy improvements that lead ultimately to better lives for people in Argentina. We are very closely engaged and following all the developments in the country. And, I can assure you that this will of the IMF to stand by Argentina was strong when Christine Lagarde led the Fund. And, it is strong now when I take over.”
10. Wide journalists at briefing
11. Wide IMF officials ending briefing
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