News Briefs

99/75: IMF Completes Review and Approves $30 Million Credit Tranche for Ghana

99/76: IMF Announces Conclusion of Staff Negotiations with Turkey

99/77: IMF Completes Brazil Review and Approves Next Credit Tranche

99/79: Features and Conditions of Use of the IMF’s Y2K Facility

99/80: IMF Appoints External Audit Firm, Names New External Audit Committee

99/82: IMF Completes PRGF Review for Honduras and Approves $22.5 Million Disbursement

Public Information Notices (PINs)

99/106: Antigua and Barbuda, November 23

99/107: Palau, November 24

99/109: Lao P.D.R., December 2

99/110: Rwanda, December 6

99/111: Ghana, December 7

Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Economic and Financial Policies

Rwanda, November 2

Ghana, November 3

The Gambia, November 8

Brazil, November 12

Korea, November 24

Policy Framework Papers

Rwanda, November 4

The Gambia, November 8

Concluding Remarks for Article IV Consultations

Switzerland, November 14

Canada, November 16

United Kingdom, November 24

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 member countries 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 report to the Executive Board, IMF missions often provide the authorities with a statement of their preliminary findings.