IMFC PRESSER

ID

550183

SHOOT DATE

19 Oct 2019

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMFC PRESSER
SHOTLIST
Washington – October 19, 2019

1. Wide open of IMFC news conference
2. Close photographer and journalists
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“As we are all aware, there has been progress in discussions between China and U.S. and actually that was a topic that both countries very openly commented on and commented on in a very positive manner.”
4. Wide journalists
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“The issue is not just tariffs. The issue is do we have predictability for trade in the future. We know that this year trade slowed down to 1.2 percent. This is almost standing still.”
6. Mid journalists
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“What the meeting did was very clearly build the cost-consequence chain from trade tensions to uncertainty. From uncertainty to slowing down of investments. From there to reduction in growth. From there to potential erosion of jobs. From there to erosion of consumer confidence. We know that today in countries that are doing relatively well, the consumer sector is doing well but manufacturing is already feeling the impact of this slowing down of investment. Well, when follow this chain, what is the next shoe to drop. It would be consumer confidence.”
8. Mid journalists at news conference
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“What we advanced was the understanding of what are the issues that need to be addressed and building more, if you wish, peer pressure for everybody to play by the trade rulebook and be willing to expand and improve this rule book.”
10. Close journalist asking question
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lesetja Kganyago, International Monetary and Financial Committee Chair
(SHOT STARTS WIDE AND CUTS TO TIGHT DURING SOUNDBITE)
“There can’t be winners in a trade war. In the end, the biggest loser is going ot be the global economy. And, in a way, when you think of trade protectionism, it’s actually so illogical. You want access to other countries’ markets but you don’t want them to have access to yours. And, when you talk about the global economy, the lifeblood of the global economy is actually global trade.”
12. Wide journalists
13.Wide IMF officials at end of news conference
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