Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson

PRESS BRIEFING - Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund, 31 January.

MR. DAWSON: Good morning. I am Tom Dawson, Director of External Relations at the IMF, and welcome for another one of our regular press briefings.

I just have a couple of items before I take your questions.

We have posted the latest public engagement schedule on the external website, but just to recap the Managing Director's schedule, which seems to be followed avidly particularly by