Transcript of an IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook Press Briefing – IMG_2210

Transcript of an IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook Press Briefing - IMG_2210

Ms. Utsunomiya – Good morning. Greetings also to those who are watching us online. I am Keiko Utsunomiya, External Relations Officer from the External Relations Department of the International Monetary Fund. With me here is Mr. Jerry Schiff, Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department; Mr. Anoop Singh, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department; also Mr. Masahiko Takeda, Deputy Director; Mr. Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director; and Mr. Hoe Ee Khor, also Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department. Mr. Singh will give brief opening remarks before taking questions from the floor.

Anoop, please.

The Director of the Asia and Pacific Department (Mr. Singh) – …on how we see the outlook for Asia, let me just mention at the start that we are going to be launching our Asian Economic Outlook in Asia very soon, and hopefully I might see some of you in the region as we …