Q: ...asking about the IMF quota reform and he says, “Since there’s no early prospect of U.S. approval of the 2010 quota reforms, are the IMF’s hands essentially tied in terms of boosting the voting shares of China and other major emerging market economies?”
LAGARDE: First of all I don’t think we should give up on the 2010 reform. We take every day as it comes. We take every contact with Congress representatives as they come. But I very much hope that we can continue to hope for a positive resolution of this 2010 reform, which is completely in the hands of the U.S. authorities. We have nearly 80 percent support in the membership, but we need the key member. Now, the IMFC, which is one of the key governing institutions of the IMF, has decided that if by the 15th of September this matter is not resolved satisfactorily, then we have to select the interim step that we will take forward in order to make sure that there is an element of down payment on the quota increase. So I’m not suggesting that the quota increase that was decided under the 14th review, which is often referred to as the 2010 reform will be completely delivered upon. That would be wishful thinking on my part. But I know that an interim step is very much in the cards and that it will be considered as a down payment compared with what we should achieve under the 2010 reform.
А пока идёт перестрелка между МВФ и штатами на пресс-конференциях и в кулуарах, подзабытый двойной агент Линдси Вильямс сообщил что “...во вторник 20 октября МВФ объявит о новой мировой валюте”. Ничего в календарях МВФ или мирового банка на эту тему ожидаемо нет. Ровно пять насыщенных событиями недель пройдёт между 15 сентября и 20 октября.