IMF Inflation / Argentina / Pakistan




24 Jun 2021


Washington, United States



IMF Inflation / Argentina / Pakistan
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 24 June, 2021
2. Walk-up news conference

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Just taking the global perspective first, our view is that the spike in inflationary pressures that we have seen reflects transitory supply demand mismatches, temporary input shortages and largely one-off shifts, including commodity price increases coming off the very low base of last year.”

4. Cutaway Reporter

5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The actions taken by the Federal Reserve, we believe, will help support the US economy and more firmly anchor inflation expectations. The Fed's continued clear communication and its commitment to an orderly, methodical, transparent messaging of its policy intentions will help mitigate potential risks arising from policy normalization.”

6. Cutaway Reporter

7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“In terms of the question about payments to the IMF. Argentina has indicated its commitment to meeting its obligations to the Fund and. To this end, we're working closely with the government toward a new program. As I've said here, as I've said here before, which does sort of bring me to the status of those discussions, we continue to be engaged, looking to help Argentina and the people of Argentina as much as we as much as we can facing the challenges of the pandemic and the social economic challenges they face.”

8. Cutaway Reporter

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“As the recovery gains strength, it's it will be important to accelerate the implementation of policies and reforms needed to address some of the long standing challenges facing the Pakistani economy and while the recent mission could not complete these discussions, we remain fully engaged with the authorities aiming to resume the discussions in in the period ahead.”

Washington, DC – Recent
10. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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