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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | It’s #Day6 and the last day of the 2019 Annual #IMFmeetings. We held regional meetings with ministers and central bank governors from the #CEMAC, Africa and #Caribbean regions. The Managing Director, @Kristalina.Georgieva was also busy – she held several bilateral meetings with authorities from various countries. This is also the time to unscrew all the bolts, uninstall the stages and follow up on the discussions we had with our member-countries. If you followed the meetings, share your takeaways with us.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | North, South, East & West. People from all corners of the world coming together for #IMFmeetings

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | #Day5 is somewhat more formal with the meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), which is currently chaired by Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank. At the end of its meeting, the IMFC issues a communiqué summarizing its views and providing guidance for the IMF’s work program during the half-year leading up to the next Spring or Annual Meetings. Later in the day, a panel gathering IMF and Private sector officials discussed the job market in the #MENA region. The day ended with Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, delivering the #PerJacobson Lecture. The #IMFmeetings are winding down, ending on #Day6. Stay tuned.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Heightened global uncertainty will have an effect on the economic outlook of sub-Saharan #Africa in 2019 and 2020.

Yesterday, we launched the Regional Economic Outlook Report for the region. The report projects growth at 3.2% in 2019 and a pick up to 3.6% in 2020. Check out the report for policy recommendations on how countries can boost growth: http://imf.org/AfricaREO #IMFAfrica

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | #Day4 of the Annual #IMFmeetings is all about our membership. Multiple regional press briefings gave the Fund’s economists the occasion to detail the economic forecast for the various regions of the world. The Plenary session of the IMF and @WorldBank’s Board of Governors had @Kristalina.Georgieva, the new IMF Managing Director, emphasize the Fund’s purpose: Delivering for People. Later in the day, we explored some of the IMF’s biggest datasets and heard stories about lagging regions, new approaches to #climatechange, and what happens when housing markets overheat. In a data-driven world, narratives generated by data can help inform economic policymaking. Finally, a panel moderated by the FT’s Martin Wolf discussed the case for a significant broad-based reform push in the areas of governance, trade, finance, and product and labor markets.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Everyone worked hard on Day 3 of the Annual #IMFmeetings in Washington, where 189 countries are gathering this week to discuss how best to boost economic growth and prosperity around the world. Kristalina Georgieva gave her first press conference as IMF Managing Director and discussed the challenges for the global economy in a CNBC debate with BIS General Manager Agustín Carstens and Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, among others. First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton also participated in a discussion on how to achieve the #SDGs.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | There are increasing calls for central banks to adopt proactive policies aimed at facilitating the transition to a greener global economy. Today, Kristalina Georgieva, Gillian Tett, Shamshad Akhtar, Philip Lane & Sabine Mauderer discussed how central banks could “lead by example” in various ways. #IMFmeetings #ClimateChange #ClimateFinance #ECB

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | On the second day of the Annual #IMFmeetings, officials and other participants discussed the state of global financial stability, the role of fiscal policy and central banks in curbing #climatechange, and how to make social spending work for countries. They also debated on the future role of big tech in finance during a seminar including Calibra Head David Marcus. Later in the day, young leaders talked to Chief Economist Gita Gopinath about how to tackle inequality while Managing Director @Kristalina.Georgieva participated in a listening session with civil society organizations (CSO).

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Just released: October 2019 World Economic Outlook #WEO. Global growth for 2019 has been downgraded again to 3% and is projected to improve modestly to 3.4 in 2020, a downward revision of 0.2% from April projections.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Watch a summary of the outlook for the global economy by Chief Economist Gita Gopinath: “The global economy is in a synchronized slowdown and we are downgrading growth once again for 2019 to 3%.” Read the #WEO report http://ow.ly/Ogx050wCv2Z

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | We are ready for the October 2019 Annual Meetings! Thousands of country officials, representatives of civil society organizations and the private sector, journalists and academics from all over the world will meet to discuss the state of the global economy and how 189 countries can work together to make sure economic prosperity reaches everyone. Today, we finalized all preparations and began welcoming the first participants. We are ready to share key events and debates with you too. Watch LIVE on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. https://meetings.imf.org 
#IMFmeetings #WashingtonDC

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Environmental, social, and governance issues can have a material impact on firms’ performance and on the stability of the financial system more broadly. Sustainable investments are becoming more popular with investors. What policies can help develop #SustainableFinance? Read the latest #GFSR blog http://ow.ly/GrRa50wHJgn
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