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IMF/Survey volume 28, No. 19, January 1999
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Selected IMF rates

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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
January 1999
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Week

beginning
SDR interest

rate
Rate of

remuneration
Rate of

charge
September 273.383.383.84
October 43.543.544.02

The SDR interest rate and the rate of remuneration are equal to a weighted average of interest rates on specified short-term domestic obligations in the money markets of the five countries whose currencies constitute the SDR valuation basket (as of January 1, 1999, the U.S. dollar was weighted 41.3 percent; euro (Germany), 19 percent; euro (France), 10.3 percent; Japanese yen, 17 percent; and U.K. pound, 12.4 percent). The rate of remuneration is the rate of return on members’ remunerated reserve tranche positions. The rate of charge, a proportion (currently 113.7 percent) of the SDR interest rate, is the cost of using the IMF’s financial resources. All three rates are computed each Friday for the following week. The basic rates of remuneration and charge are further adjusted to reflect burden-sharing arrangements. For the latest rates, call (202) 623-7171 or check the IMF website (http://www.imf.org/external/np/tre/sdr/sdr.htm).

Data: IMF Treasurer’s Department

Ian S. McDonald

Editor-in-Chief

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senior Editor

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senior Editorial Assistant

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Graphic Artist

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