IMF / JORDAN

09-Nov-2017 00:01:05
International Monetary Fund spokesperson Bill Murray told reporters today in Washington that the IMF supports maintaining subsidies and economic measures that help the poor in Jordan. IMF
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STORY: IMF / JORDAN
TRT: 01:05
SOURCE: IMF
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 NOVEMBER 2017, WASHINGTON DC
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RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

1. Tilt down, IMF building exterior

09 NOVEMBER 2017, WASHINGTON DC

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Med shot, reporter
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Murray, Spokesperson, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“Basically, our recommendation regarding Jordan is as follows; our recommendation remains to remove tax exemptions that disproportionately benefit higher income groups in Jordanian society while keeping those exemptions related to basic food items.”
5. Med shot, reporter
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Bill Murray, Spokesperson, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“As we said yesterday, we issued a formal statement yesterday; as we said yesterday in a statement, the IMF recommends economic measures that protect the poor segments of society, and we do not recommend lifting bread subsidies.”
7. Wide shot, press room

RECENT - WASHINGTON DC

8. Wide shot, entrance to IMF building
STORYLINE
International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Bill Murray told reporters today (09 Nov) in Washington that the IMF supports maintaining subsidies and economic measures that help the poor in Jordan.

Murray said the IMF’s recommendation “remains to remove tax exemptions that disproportionately benefit higher income groups in Jordanian society while keeping those exemptions related to basic food items.”

The IMF said it supports measures by Jordan’s government to reform its tax structure, but does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not recommend economic measures that burden the poor in Jordan.

The Fund said some media reports had misrepresented its position on this issue. It said the design of policy measures must consider the impact on the Jordanian economy and on the poor.
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