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APPENDIX I. SDRs: Allocation, Valuation, Interest Rate, Arrangements for Transactions, and Accounting

APPENDIX I. SDRs: Allocation, Valuation, Interest Rate, Arrangements for Transactions, and Accounting »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

A. Allocation of SDRs Article XVIII, Section 2(a) provides that “Decisions of the Fund to allocate or cancel special drawing rights shall be made for basic periods which shall run co...

APPENDIX II. Transactions with Designation: Use and Receipts of SDRs, Designation Plan, and Forms of Communication

APPENDIX II. Transactions with Designation: Use and Receipts of SDRs, Designation Plan, and Forms of Communication »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

A. Use and Receipts of SDRs in Transactions with Designation 1. Use of SDRs with Designation (a) Requirement of need...

APPENDIX III. Extracts from Articles of Agreement, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Executive Board Decisions, and Memoranda

APPENDIX III. Extracts from Articles of Agreement, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Executive Board Decisions, and Memoranda »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

A. Articles of Agreement ARTICLE III. QUOTAS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS Section 3. Payments when quotas are changed...

CHAPTER I. General Description of the SDR

CHAPTER I. General Description of the SDR »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

1. SDR as Official Reserve Asset The SDR is an international reserve asset that serves as a means of payment among Fund members that are participants in the SDR Department, the Fund...

CHAPTER II. Transactions and Operations in SDRs Between Participants and Other Holders

CHAPTER II. Transactions and Operations in SDRs Between Participants and Other Holders »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

The Fund's Articles of Agreement establish three categories of SDR holders. These are (a) members electing to participate in the scheme (participants), (b) the Fund itself through its GRA, and (c) “…non-memb...

CHAPTER III. Transactions and Operations Through General Resources Account

CHAPTER III. Transactions and Operations Through General Resources Account »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

1. Transfers from Participants to General Resources Account (a) Charges Members are required to pay all charges in SDRs, other than in exceptional circ...

CHAPTER IV. Charges, Interest, and Assessments in the SDR Department36

CHAPTER IV. Charges, Interest, and Assessments in the SDR Department36 »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

Participants pay charges on their net cumulative allocations, and all holders of SDRs earn interest on their daily holdings. Because the rate for charges is the same as the rate of interest, a participant wh...

CHAPTER V. Forms of Communication for Transactions and Operations in the SDR Department

CHAPTER V. Forms of Communication for Transactions and Operations in the SDR Department »

Source: Users' Guide to the SDR : A Manual of Transactions and Operations in Special Drawing Rights

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557755285

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, foreign exchange, central bank, repurchases

Any cable or telex communication from a holder to the Fund relating to the use or receipt of SDRs should bear the test number of the holder's fiscal or transfer agency. Care should be taken, when necessary,...

The IMF and the World Bank
			: How Do They Differ?

The IMF and the World Bank : How Do They Differ? »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): David Driscoll

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754059.038

ISBN: 9781557754059

Keywords: balance of payments, exchange rate, exchange rates, debt crisis, foreign exchange, domestic currency, balance of payment, central banks, flexible exchange rates, exchange reserves

This paper discusses how the IMF and the World Bank differ from each other. The IMF is small and, unlike the World Bank, has no affiliates or subsidiaries. Most IMF staff members work at headquarters in Washington,...

The IMF and the World Bank: How Do They Differ?

The IMF and the World Bank: How Do They Differ? »

Source: The IMF and the World Bank : How Do They Differ?

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): David Driscoll

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781557754059

Keywords: balance of payments, exchange rate, exchange rates, debt crisis, foreign exchange, domestic currency, balance of payment, central banks, flexible exchange rates, exchange reserves

If you have difficulty distinguishing the World Bank from the International Monetary Fund, you are not alone. Most people have only the vaguest idea of what these institutions do, and very few people indeed...