IMF WEO Global Growth Forecast

ID

596093

SHOOT DATE

12 Oct 2021

SHOOT LOCATION

WASHINGTON DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF WEO Global Growth Forecast
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC --- 9 October 2021
1. Wideshot of closed IMF Headquarters, various street scenes

Washington, DC --- 12 October 2021
2. IMF team walking to microphones with masks on
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Research Department Director / Chief Economist:
“The global recovery continues but the momentum has weakened, hobbled by the pandemic. Fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, you will recall that the global COVID 19 death toll has risen close to 5 million and risks abound, holding back a full return to normalcy. Pandemic outbreaks and critical links of global supply chains have resulted in longer than expected supply disruptions, feeding inflation in many countries,”
4. Cutaway Wideshot
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Research Department Director / Chief Economist:
“On the one hand, pandemic outbreaks and climate disruptions have resulted in shortages of key inputs and lowered manufacturing activity in several countries. On the other hand, these supply shortages, alongside the release of pent up demand and the rebound in commodity prices, have caused consumer price inflation to increase rapidly in many countries,”
6. Cutaway Wideshot
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Research Department Director / Chief Economist:
“In the case of the IMF, we take data integrity incredibly seriously, which is why we have many processes in place to make sure that our data and focus are completely reviewed carefully by multiple departments and multiple economists. As always, with any institution, including the IMF, we are constantly working to ensure the highest standards for our data and for our research and our analytical work. As a part of that, we have ongoing reviews all the time, and we will continue to do so,”
8. Cutaway Wideshot
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, IMF Research Department Director / Chief Economist:
“It is, I would say, highly unproductive to have the situation of brinkmanship with respect to the U.S. debt ceiling. And a point that we have been making for a while now is to have a more longer term solution to it, and that can be done by replacing the debt ceiling with some kind of medium term fiscal target as opposed to the debt ceiling, or automatically raising the debt ceiling to be in line with whatever it is in terms of taxes and appropriations that Congress has approved so it happens automatically,”

Washington, DC --- 9 October 2021
10. Exterior street scene of IMF Headquarters
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