International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund

noun
an international organization that promotes the stabilization of the world's currencies and maintains a monetary pool from which member nations can draw in order to correct a deficit in their balance of payments: a specialized agency of the United Nations. Abbreviation: IMF, I.M.F.
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International Monetary Fund
 
n
IMF an international financial institution organized in 1945 to promote international trade by increasing the exchange stability of the major currencies. A fund is maintained out of which member nations with temporary balance-of-payments deficits may make withdrawals

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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

An agency, dominated by wealthy nations, that lends money to developing nations.

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