The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." Formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international payment system. It now plays a central role in the management of balance of payments difficulties and international financial crises. Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments problems can borrow money. As of 2016, the fund had SDR477 billion.
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According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that accountability, transparency, and effective communication were key to components..
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The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic growth forecasts for 2019. As Fred Katayama reports, it blamed U.S.-China trade tensions and Britain's messy divorce from the E.U., among other..
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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday accountability, transparency and effective communication were key components for central banks to be credible in.. Reuters - Published