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The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750679.084

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

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What is the International Monetary Fund?

What is the International Monetary Fund? »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065338.052

ISBN: 9781589065338

Keywords: IMF, Fund role, balance of payments, debt relief, central bank, world trade, debt reduction

An introductory guide to the IMF, its history, and its role in the international financial system. Explains for a general audience the IMF's lending policies, how decisions are made, and where the money comes from....

IMF Support and Crisis Prevention

IMF Support and Crisis Prevention »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Juan Zalduendo , Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Bikas Joshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067097.084

ISBN: 9781589067097

Keywords: Balance of payments assistance, Emerging markets, Foreign exchange reserves, Fund role, Multilateral surveillance, capital account, crisis prevention, capital account crises, capital account crisis, current account

This paper examines the various roles of IMF financing in crisis prevention. Emerging market economies that experienced financial crises in the past have been subject to enormous economic and social costs, highligh...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

The rapid increase in the external debt of nonindustrial countries since 1973–74 and the corresponding rapid growth in cross-border claims of commercial banks have led to a vulnerable structure of internatio...

II Assessment of the Attitude of Commercial Banks Toward Individual Countries

II Assessment of the Attitude of Commercial Banks Toward Individual Countries »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

Background During the 20 years from 1960 to 1980, gross external claims of banks in the BIS reporting area 4 (including cross-border interbank claim...

III Assisting Member Countries in the Management of Their External Debt

III Assisting Member Countries in the Management of Their External Debt »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

As a counterpart to the rapid increase in international bank lending, the external debt of borrowing countries, and especially that of non-oil developing countries, has risen dramatically in recent years. At...

IV Development of Constructive Relationships Between the Fund, Member Countries, and Commercial Banks

IV Development of Constructive Relationships Between the Fund, Member Countries, and Commercial Banks »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

Exchange of Information An effective working of the marketplace relies on adequate information. In an ideal world, banks would have detailed and timely information on the external de...

V Improved Handling of Actual or Potential Debt Crises

V Improved Handling of Actual or Potential Debt Crises »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

Debt Rescheduling The ultimate expression of debt difficulties is the inability of a country to fulfill its commitments and the need for its creditors to agree to a stretching out of...

VI Conclusions and Recommendations

VI Conclusions and Recommendations »

Source: The Fund, Commercial Banks, and Member Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Paul Mentré

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750679

Keywords: Commercial banks, Fund role, IMF, Relationships with Fund

International bank lending has contributed to the expansion of the world economy in the past ten years. The simultaneous occurrence in 1982 of high interest rates, political tensions, and debt crises in seve...

Inflation, Credibility, and the Role of the International Monetary Fund

Inflation, Credibility, and the Role of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Inflation, Credibility, and the Role of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 1998/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Curzio Giannini , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451969337

Keywords: Inflation, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Fund role, International Monetary Fund, credibility, price stability, central bank, exchange rate, current account

This paper argues that many developing countries may find it difficult to buttress disinflation programs purely through the adoption of traditional credibility-enhancing devices (such as monetary anchors and centra...