IMF WEO PRESSER

ID

550006

SHOOT DATE

15 Oct 2019

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF WEO PRESSER
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC – October 15, 2019

1. Wide IMF officials before briefing on World Economic Outlook
2. Wide journalists during briefing
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the IMF
“The global outlook remains precarious, with a synchronized slowdown and an uncertain recovery. At 3 percent growth, there is no room for policy mistakes and an urgent need for policymakers to support growth. The global trading system needs to be improved, not abandoned. And countries need to work together because multilateralism remains the only solution to tackling major issues such as risks from climate change, cybersecurity risks, tax avoidance and tax evasion, and the opportunities and challenges of emerging financial technologies.”
4. Wide journalists at briefing
5. Close journalist taking notes at briefing
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the IMF
“To fend off other risks to growth and to raise potential output, economic policy should support activity in a more balanced manner. Monetary policy cannot be the only game in town. It should be coupled with fiscal support, where fiscal space is available, and fiscal policy is already not too expansionary.”
7. Mid reporter asking question
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the IMF
“The answer to your question, of course, depends on the specifics of a trade deal. But based on what we have right now, if all the tariffs were to come off, the ones that were put in 2018 and 2019, including those announced, we would be talking about a boost to the level of global GDP by 0.8 percent by the end of 2020."
9. Mid reporters
10. Mid side shot of IMF officials at briefing
11. Wide IMF officials at end of briefing
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