International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting: with the participation of Joaquín Almunia

Type: Report   Reference: I-057027   Duration: 11:32:51  Lieu:
End production: 12/04/2008   First transmission: 12/04/2008
Each spring, the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee and the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the Fund and Bank. They met on 12-13 April 2008 in the IMF headquarters in Washington.

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11:29:55 Title 00:00:04
11:30:00 Exterior view of the White House (2 shots) 00:00:12
11:30:12 Exterior view of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank buildings 00:00:06
11:30:18 Exterior view of the IMF building (6 shots) 00:00:36
11:30:54 Arrival of Joaquín Almunia, Member of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs 00:00:09
11:31:03 International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting table, with names of participants (2 shots) 00:00:11
11:31:14 Roundtable: Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank 00:00:04
11:31:18 Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, and Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization 00:00:05
11:31:23 Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (3 shots) 00:00:14
11:31:37 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund 00:00:06
11:31:43 Cutaway 00:00:06
11:31:49 Joaquín Almunia (in ENGLISH) saying that there are important talks, challenging, because, from an economic point of view, times are difficult; they have been discussing the financial instability issues; everybody agrees on what they should do to try to introduce more stability in financial markets, trying to avoid credit crunch, trying to help the real economic activity to develop; the other matter of deep concern for less developed countries, but also for the developed countries, is the food and other commodity price increases; this is a new challenge in these difficult economic times, to fight at the same against a pronounced slowdown in the US economy or in other developed economies 00:00:56
11:32:45 Washington street scene 00:00:06
11:32:51 Exterior view of the White House (2 shots) 00:00:12
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