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Argentina and the IMF
Updated October 12, 2014

On July 12, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the consideration of the Financial Sector Stability Assessment (FSSA) for Argentina.

The FSSA is a report on the key findings of the financial stability assessment conducted as part of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), which is a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of a country's financial sector. In cases where the FSSA is discussed by the Fund's Executive Board outside the context of an Article IV consultation, at the conclusion of the discussion, the Chairperson of the Board summarizes the views of Executive Directors and this summary is transmitted to the country's authorities.

Fund policies and procedures encourage a country to decide in favor of publication, although—in line with these policies—the authorities of a country may choose to not publish the report discussed at the Board. In the case of Argentina, the authorities need more time to consider whether to publish the FSSA.

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 28, 2006. Listed below are items related to Argentina, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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July 30, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Managing Director Köhler Welcomes Argentine Senate Action
July 25, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
The Executive Board is scheduled to go into its annual recess from August 6th through August 17th, so this will be my last briefing before the Board recess.
July 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
July 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Journalists by Stanley Fischer First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
I wanted to talk about the Turkish program, following the board meeting yesterday at which it was decided to disburse $1.5 billion, the next tranche of the Turkish loan, and the same day that The World Bank decided to disburse $1.7 billion under their loan, which obviously is a renewed expression of support by the international community for the Turkish program.
July 12, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 2001 International Capital Markets Report
This report examines and assesses the risks in capital markets in both the mature and emerging markets in the period through May 2001. In addition, the report focuses on two issues of ongoing systemic importance, the changing structure of major government securities markets and financial consolidation in emerging markets.
July 02, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
Fischer on Argentine reforms; conditionality: Berlin policy dialogue, Sugisaki on IMF review, Boorman on ownership; reserves database; Alesina & Barro on currency unions; Canada's exchange rate regime & economic integration. PDF File Size: 674Kb
June 25, 2001 -- Remarks to the Argentine Bankers Association -- by Stanley Fischer
Given at the Argentine Bankers Association Meeting
June 22, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
June 18, 2001 -- Argentina: Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers and Modification of the Program--Staff Report and News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/90
June 08, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
June 04, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
Argentine review completed; Köhler on financial stability; Quarterly National Accounts Manual; Ecuador credit extended; Boorman to leave; interview with Carmen Reinhart; Perotti on fiscal policy; Roubini on Asian crisis; military expenditures. PDF File Size: 771Kb
June 03, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Welcomes Argentine Announcement
May 31, 2001 -- A Public-Private Partnership for Financial Stability, Address by IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler
Given at the Institute for International Finance, Hong Kong SAR
May 23, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
In terms of Secretary O'Neill's testimony yesterday, we certainly read it with interest, and I think on the comments he made regarding the Bank, we certainly understand his views and think that we are basically on the same track.
May 21, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Third Argentina Review
May 10, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, External Relations Department
I'd like to first mention that the IMF Research Department's latest quarterly report on emerging market financing will be released at 10:30 this morning. It covers the first quarter of the year. The report takes into account the impact of recent official rate moves by the Fed.
May 08, 2001 -- Transcript of Press Conference by Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF
I, as you know, announced to the staff and the Board today what I had told the Managing Director a few weeks ago, that I plan to leave the Fund later this year probably, but once a smooth transition to my successor has been arranged.
May 03, 2001 -- Argentina Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic Policies and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 3, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Argentina describes the policies that Argentina intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
May 01, 2001 -- Bank Debit Taxes in Latin America - An Analysis of Recent Trends
Author/Editor: Coelho, Isaias | Ebrill, Liam P. | Summers, Victoria P.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/67
April 29, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Following The International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting Sunday, April 29, 2001
There was a general recognition of our shared interests as a global community. We recognized that we should not retreat from cooperation but indeed should strengthen it, and we found a shared approach in the decisions and the recommendations we made.

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