2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference

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2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference

World Bank Group President David Malpass will address the press during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2020 Virtual Annual Meetings. He will share his views on the key outcomes from the Development Committee, as well as the G7 and G20 discussions. He will also report on the World Bank Group's response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Management of the IMF and World Bank Group and their Executive Boards are adapting the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings to a virtual format.

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Ben, Philippine Daily Inquirer

How could economies emerging out of lockdowns bounce back and immediately resume both consumer and business confidence?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:33
Alex Segura, Agencia EFE

What's the situation in Latin America? Have countries reached the World Bank for help? Why is it going to be one of the most impacted regions in the world?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:31
Takeshi Kawanami, [email protected],

The G20 agreed to support debt relief for low income nations. You always mention that debt transparency is very important. Do you think the problem has improved? 
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:27
Maoling Xiong with Xinhua

With the shortages in medical supplies, some countries have implemented export restrictions. Do you think the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to growing protectionism?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:25
Sajjadur Rahman, The Business Standard, Bangladesh

What is the food security situation in the world now and what is Covid 19's impact on trade?
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:23

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