International Monetary Fund

An organization founded in 1944 to oversee exchange arrangements of member countries and to lend foreign currency reserves to members with short-term balance of payment problems. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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( IMF)
An organization founded in 1944 to oversee exchange arrangements of member countries and to lend foreign currency reserves to members with short-term balance of payment problems. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
website: www.imf.org

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International Monetary Fund ˌInternational ˈMonetary ˌFund abbreviation IMF noun FINANCE ORGANIZATIONS
an international organization that lends money to countries having difficulties with their balance of payments (= the difference between amounts of money coming into and going out of a country). If a country's difficulties are severe, the IMF has the right to tell it to change its economic policies as a condition for more lending

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   ► See IMF.

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International Monetary Fund UK US noun (ABBREVIATION IMF)
FINANCE, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT an international organization that checks on economic developments in member countries, encourages international trade, and helps and advises poorer countries or countries that are having economic problems: »

The country has won praise from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund for its economic turnaround.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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