This paper presents several IMF’s selected decisions of the Executive Board and selected documents. The Executive Board approves the draft Guidelines for Determining the Amount of Reserve Assets to Be Paid in Connection with Subscriptions set forth. These guidelines shall be considered by a Committee of the Executive Board established to consider an application for membership in the IMF or to consider a request for an increase in quota that is made outside the framework of a general review of quotas. The amount of the subscription to be paid in reserve assets shall be determined in the light of all the payments of reserve assets made by existing members and the country's external reserve position at the time of membership. Considering the asset payments made by all members in connection with the Sixth General Review of Quotas and adding them to the sum of asset payments taken as the equivalent of 25 per cent of total quotas as of the date of the Second Amendment, the reserve asset payments made by all members average 20 per cent of present quotas.
This paper proposes for adoption by the Executive Board as guidelines for Committees of the Executive Board when considering the amount of a subscription that should be paid in reserve assets. In applying the guidelines, a Committee shall pay due regard to present and prospective economic and financial circumstances of the country concerned. A reasonable approximation of the amount of the subscription that has been paid in reserve assets in the past is the average of all reserve assets actually paid in terms of the quotas of all members, rather than the proportions paid in the past by individual members. In making the calculation of the reserve assets to be paid, account will be taken of the repurchases made in the past by members, including those made in accordance with Schedule B of the amended Articles, and of sales of the currencies of members made to reduce to that level the amounts of the member’s currency paid in excess of 75 percent of quota by a member that had joined the IMF before the date of the Second Amendment.
This paper presents Selected Decisions and Selected Documents’ Tenth Issue of the IMF. This volume, the Tenth Issue of Selected Decisions of the IMF and Selected Documents, contains the decisions, interpretations, and resolutions of the Executive Board and the Board of Governors of the IMF to which frequent reference is made in the current activities of the IMF. In addition, the volume contains certain selected documents relating to the Fund and the United Nations. This issue contains most of the decisions published in the Ninth Issue that remain in effect, as well as new decisions adopted since the publication of that issue. With few exceptions, the decisions in this volume are of a general nature and relate to obligations, policies, or procedures under the Articles of Agreement. Decisions of the IMF that are incorporated in the By-Laws and the Rules and Regulations are not reproduced in this volume. Some of the decisions in this volume that were adopted prior to the entry into force of the Second Amendment of the IMF's Articles of Agreement on April 1, 1978 contain references to provisions of the IMF's Articles or Rules and Regulations that were changed by, or because of, the Second Amendment.
This paper presents Selected Decisions and Selected Documents’ Ninth Issue of the IMF. This volume, the Ninth Issue of Selected Decisions of the IMF and Selected Documents, contains the decisions, interpretations, and resolutions of the Executive Board and the Board of Governors of the IMF to which frequent reference is made in the current activities of the IMF. In addition, the volume contains certain documents relating to the IMF and the United Nations. This issue includes those decisions published in the Eighth Issue and in the Supplement to that issue that remain in effect, as well as new decisions adopted after the publication of the Supplement. The procedures set forth in Section IV of SM/77/277 are approved, and members shall be guided by the considerations in Section IV with respect to the prompt notification of any changes in their exchange arrangements. Once the procedures for initial notification have been clarified, only a few issues remain to be dealt with in respect of subsequent notifications.
This paper presents Selected Decisions and Selected Documents’ Supplement to Eighth issue of the IMF. This volume, which is presented as a Supplement to the Eighth Issue of Selected Decisions of the IMF and Selected Documents includes general decisions adopted by the IMF since May 10, 1976, the date of publication of the Eighth Issue. Some of these decisions were adopted in connection with the Second Amendment of the IMF's Articles of Agreement that took effect on April 1, 1978. All references to the Articles and to the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations in this Supplement are to the Articles of Agreement as modified by the Second Amendment and to the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Thirty-Fifth Issue, July 1, 1978, respectively, unless indicated otherwise. The IMF has not yet completed the process of making the modifications in existing decisions, and adopting the new decisions, that are required in connection with the Second Amendment. The Ninth Issue of this collection will be published as soon as this task of adaptation is complete. It will include the decisions in the Eighth Issue that remain in effect, the decisions in this Supplement, and any further decisions that are adopted. Meanwhile, in view of the accumulation of new and modified decisions, there is need for this Supplement.
This paper presents Selected Decisions and Selected Documents’ Fourth Issue of the IMF. In order to ensure the uniform application of the relevant Articles of Agreement as they apply to determinations of member's net official holdings of gold and US dollars for the purposes of Article III, Section 3(&)(ii), the IMF adopts or reaffirms several principles of interpretation for the indicated provisions of the IMF Agreement. Each member shall furnish to the IMF the data necessary to determine its net official holdings of gold and United States dollars. The IMF does not intend to apply the rules set forth in II to its holdings of members' currencies having fluctuating rates when there is no practical interest for the IMF or members to do so. In order to avoid misunderstanding, it may be useful to point out that these rules do not constitute a formula for dealing with the currencies of countries in which current transactions are conducted at multiple rates.