IMF Regular News Briefing

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497411

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RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

1. Various shots, IMF exterior

18 JANUARY 2018, WASHINGTON DC

2. Wide shot, walk-up news conference
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Spokesman, IMF:
“We are seeing a broad based cyclical upswing and let's use the opportunity of that upswing, of that sunshine if you like to make the policy reforms that are needed in so many countries.”
5. Med shot, reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Spokesman, IMF:
“Russia should tackle the structural shortcomings that we've identified in the Article IV process and so on, you know, including its detailed a bit more there but improving the investment climate for example, increasing investment in infrastructure, social and economic, improving the efficiency of the goods market, integrating Russian trade more strongly, even more strongly in the global economy, expanding trade agreements, supporting innovation, etc.”
7. Med shot, journalist
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Spokesman, IMF:
“We recognize, of course, the frustration of the Tunisian people whose economic aspirations remain unfulfilled. They want growth and fairness. The government wants growth and fairness. The IMF certainly wants growth and fairness. I think we all want that and economic reform is clearly the way to get there.”
9. Med shot, journalists
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Spokesman, IMF:
“Speaking for the IMF, we do not want austerity. We do want well-designed, well-implemented, socially balanced reforms. And again, that's what we've been trying to support the government in that effort.”

RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

11. Wide shot, IMF exterior
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