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IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Inclusive Global Growth, Trade

ID

471174

Shoot Date

20 Apr 2017

Shoot Location

Washington, DC, United States

Description
At a news conference to open the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged world leaders to cooperate to promote sustainable growth that improves the lives of all.
Shotlist
(English) 1. Wide IMF briefing 2. Mid photographers 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund “Our first priority is to maintain the growth momentum. Using which tools? Well, the traditional fiscal, monetary structural reform tools that we put together as that three-pronged approach, which has to be tailored to each country’s specificity. Second, and really importantly, we need to reinvigorate productivity, especially by boosting innovation and trade.” 4. Mid journalists 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund “So, what do we mean by more equitable growth within countries? We mean making tax and benefit systems more equitable, boosting high-quality infrastructure investment and mitigating the impact of the structural changes that are taking place.” 6. Wide reporters 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund “All countries of course should guard against what I have called the self-inflicted wounds such as restrictions, subsidies and other trade distortions that reduce competition and economic openness.” 8. Close reporter asking question 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund “The various contacts that I have had with the administration so far, I have every reason to believe that we will make progress, that we will cooperate all together, in order to support and indeed improve the system as we have it.” 10. Wide reporters 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund “We are concerned about trade because it has been a major engine for growth and it’s actually one of the pillars of prosperity and growth going forward. So, certainly we’ll be looking at how we can participate in that, how we can continue to support the growth of trade and how it can be done in the most efficient, fair and global way as possible. And, that implies clearly a level playing field, no use of distortive measures and no protectionist measures going forward.” 12. Mid reporters 13. Wide IMF officials
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