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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
January 2000
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Press Releases

(www.imf.com)

99/58: IMF Approves $45 Million Stand-By Credit for Latvia, December 10

99/59: IMF Approves Third Annual PRGF Loan for Uganda, December 10 [see page 1]

99/60: IMF Approves $453 Million EFF Credit for Kazakhstan, December 13

99/61: Mauritania Accepts Article VIII Obligations, December 15

99/62: IMF Approves $21 Million in Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance for Sierra Leone, December 17

99/63: IMF Approves Three-Year Extended Fund Facility for Colombia, December 20

99/64: IMF Approves Third Annual PRGF Arrangement for Guinea, December 21

99/65: World Bank and IMF Endorse Country-Owned Poverty-Reduction Strategies, December 22 [see page 3]

99/66: IMF Approves $4 Billion Stand-By Credit for Turkey [see page 14]

News Briefs

99/83: IMF Management Approves Letter of Intent for Turkey’s Stand-By Arrangement, December 9

99/84: IMF Completes First Off-Market Gold Sale, December 17 [see page 3]

99/85: IMF Completes Korea Review, December 17

99/86: IMF Completes Second Off-Market Gold Sale, December 21 [see page 3]

Public Information Notices (PINs)

99/108: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, December 10

99/112: Barbados, December 10

99/113: Honduras, December 21

99/114: Colombia, December 29

99/115: Korea: December 29

99/116: Guatemala, December 29

00/1: Turkey, January 3

00/2: Kenya, January 5

Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Economic and Financial Policies

Latvia, November 10

Brazil, November 12

Uganda, November 19

Kazakhstan, November 22

Korea, November 24

Sierra Leone, November 25

Colombia, December 3

Guinea, December 8

Turkey, December 9

Policy Framework Papers

uganda, November 19

Guinea, December 8

Concluding Remarks for Article IV Consultations

Israel, December 12

Notes: PINS are IMF Executive Board assessments of members’ economic prospects and policies. They are issued following Article IV consultations—with the consent of the member—with background on the members’ economies, and following policy discussions in the Executive Board at the decision of the Board.

Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Economic and Financial Policies are prepared by a member country and describe the policies that the country intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.

Policy Framework Papers are prepared by the member country in collaboration with the staffs of the IMF and the World Bank. These documents, which are updated annually, describe the authorities’ economic objectives and macroeconomic and structural policies for three-year adjustment programs supported by Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility resources.

Concluding Remarks for Article IV Consultations. At the conclusion of annual Article IV discussions with the authorities, and prior to the preparation of the staff’s report to the Executive Board, the IMF mission often provides the authorities with a statement of its preliminary findings.

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