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Perez
04-03-2011, 12:02 PM
The IMF Sites: Articles of Agreement, SBA's

These snippets are from Guardian's post about the 2nd SBA:

http://www.dinarspeculator.com/showthread.php?41275-Iraq-Second-Review-Under-the-Stand-By-Arrangement

which Guardian quotes from this IMF link for the 2nd SBA:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2011/cr1175.pdf


"We remain committed to avoid imposing any restrictions on the making of payments and transfers for current international transactions or introducing any multiple currency practices."

and

"In addition, one exchange restriction maintained for security reasons should be notified to the IMF under the framework of Decision 144-(52/51)."


Here is a link to IMF for Decision 144-(52/51)

www.imf.org/external/pubs/nft/2006/cdmf/ch1law.pdf


Here is a link defining a MCP [generally applies to discriminatory exchange rates]:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sd/index.asp?decision=6790-(81/43)


Here is a link to the Selected Decisions and Selected Documents of the IMF, Thirty- Fourth Issue -- Article VIII and Article XIV
Prepared by the Legal Department of the IMF - As updated as of September 1, 2010 [as referenced to in the MCP link above]:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sd/index.asp?decision=1034-(60/27)



Here is the link to the IMF articles of agreement index, includes IV, VII, VIII, XIV and all others:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/aa/index.htm



Here is the link to the Iraq: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Request for Stand-By Arrangement [SBA]; IMF Country Report 10/72; February 16, 2010

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2010/cr1072.pdf



Here is the link to the 1st SBA:

www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2010/cr10316.pdf



Here is the link on Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions, 2010 dated Oct 8, 2010 .. [Summary Features of Exchange Arrangements and Regulatory Frameworks for Current and Capital Transactions in Member Countries] Price: US$230.00 (Academic Rate: US$184.00) [can view data on old ones---lists the articles the country is under, currency peg, etc. cannot view data on more recent ones without paying fee. New one for 2011 should not be out until Oct 2011]

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=23953.0



IMF articles are often updated annually or as need arises therefore quite tricky in getting the most recent versions of their data.