Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 35

Während das Tauziehen zwischen der Demokratischen Partei und der Republikanischen Partei im aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit in Washington weiter andauert, scheint unter den führenden Politikern vieler Länder angesichts des immer näher rückenden 17. Oktobers (Erreichen der derzeitigen Schuldenobergrenze der USA – United States debt ceiling – und das nachfolgende mögliche Eintreten eines Zahlungsausfalls der USA) langsam die Nervosität auszubrechen.

Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 13.10.2013 mit dem Titel “World Leaders Press the U.S. on Fiscal Crisis” in der “New York Times“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “Global leaders at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings here on Sunday pleaded, warned and cajoled: the United States must raise its debt ceiling and reopen its government or risk “massive disruption the world over,” as Christine Lagarde, the fund’s managing director, put it.

The United States’ fiscal problems unexpectedly overshadowed the meetings’ official agenda, with representatives from dozens of countries — including two of Washington’s most important economic partners, Saudi Arabia and China — publicly expressing their worries about what was happening on Capitol Hill and in the White House.

The leaders came to Washington to talk about the international recovery, Ms. Lagarde said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Then, they found out that the debt ceiling was the issue,” she added. “They found out that the government had shut down and that there was no remedy in sight.”       

“So it really completely transformed the meeting in the last few days,” Ms. Lagarde said.       

“One thing we’re certain around the table, it was that if there is that degree of disruption, that lack of certainty, that lack of trust in the U.S. signature, it would mean massive disruption the world over,” she added. “And we would be at risk of tipping yet again into a recession. That was the impression around that big table.”

Dieses jährliche Meeting der Welt Bank Gruppe und des IMF fand dieses Jahr vom 11.- 13. Oktober in Washington statt.

Wer sich für dieses Interview mit der IMF-Chefin Christine Lagarde in der Sendung “Meet the Press” mit David Gregory interessiert, der sehe hierzu den Eintrag vom 13.10.2013 mit dem Titel “2: IMF’s Lagarde discusses debt crisis, female leadership” in der Website von “NBC News” und auch den Eintrag “Lagarde: ‘Creative accounting is not the solution’“.

In diesen Video-Clips kommentiert Christine Lagarde die aktuelle Blockadesituation im US-Haushaltsstreit und geht auch auf die zu erwartenden Folgen im Falle einer ab dem 17. Oktober möglicherweise eintretenden Zahlungsunfähigkeit der USA ein.

Wenn ihr eine journalistische Aufbereitung dieses Interviews in Form eines Vorab-Artikels lesen wollt, so seht hierzu den Artikel vom 13.10.2013 mit dem Titel “IMF chief: US default would bring ‘massive disruption’” in der Website von “NBC News“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned in an interview that the combination of a U.S. government shutdown coupled with a default on the country’s debt — looming if Republicans and the White House can’t reach a deal soon — would bring “massive disruption the world over.”

In an interview with NBC News’ Meet the Press moderator David Gregory, Lagarde said “creative accounting” as opposed to raising the debt limit by the Treasury’s Oct. 17 deadline was not the way out of this current crisis – a view in contrast to that of a growing number of Republicans in Congress disputing the dire forecast.

“When you are the largest economy in the world, when you are the safe haven in all circumstances, as has been the case, you can’t go into that creative accounting business,” Lagarde said”.

Seht hierzu auch den Artikel vom 13.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Lagarde Sees Massive Disruption If Debt Ceiling Not Fixed” in “Bloomberg“.

Eine ähnliche Besorgnis und Warnung hat auch der aktuelle Präsident der Weltbank Jim Yong Kim heute ausgesprochen.

Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 13.10.2013 mit dem Titel “US borrowing crisis ‘days away’ from danger, says World Bank head” in “BBC News“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has warned that the United States is just “days away from a very dangerous moment” because of the government’s borrowing crisis.

He urged US policymakers to reach a deal to raise the government’s debt ceiling before Thursday’s deadline.

The US Treasury will start to run short of funds if no agreement is reached for it to borrow on financial markets.

Mr. Kim warned this could be a “disastrous event” for the world.

“The closer we get to the deadline the greater the impact will be for the developing world.

“Inaction could result in interest rates rising, confidence falling and growth slowing,” said Mr Kim, speaking at the World Bank’s annual meeting in Washington.

“If this comes to pass it could be a disastrous event for the developing world and that will in turn greatly hurt the developed economies as well,” he added”.

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